Celebrations Recipes

Good Luck Foods for the New Year

Black Eyed Peas, Greens, Cornbread: Money

These foods are all eaten to bring money and riches. The black eyed peas are said to bring coins, the greens, dollars, and the cornbread, gold. Eat all three to be rich trough out the year! Here are some recipes to get your dollar on this New Years.

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole

Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Pea Soup with Collards and Sausage

Black Eyed Pea Soup
Cajun Stewed Black Eyed Peas and Greens


Pork is meant to signify progress, moving forward and new beginnings. Eating pork on New Year’s Day is meant to cause you to have new, forward-moving beginnings in the New Year. Here are some recipes to try:

Cool Ranch Pork Chops

Maple Apple Pork Chops

12 Grapes at Midnight

Eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight is said to bring good luck throughout the year. Each grape is meant to symbolize luck for the duration of the year, one grape represents one month. Try these dessert-style options to get in your dozen months of luck:

Champagne Jellies with Grapes

Sour Patch Grapes

Pomegranates: Fertility, Life & Abundance

Anyone wanting to expand their family in the coming year will definitely want to have some pomegranates on New Years. In Greece they are thrown across the floor to release the seeds. I would definitely not recommend that as that would make quite the mess; however, eating some of these dishes should give the same luck.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Molasses

Chocolate Pomegranate Almond Clusters

almond clusters

Fish: Abundance

Fish are a widely utilized food food for luck. In Asia whole fish are eaten while in Europe fried fish is more popular. Try these for some delicious, kid-friendly fish to have a bountiful new year.

Fish Fingers With Avocado Dip

fish fingers

Tasty Fish Tacos with Raita

Noodles: Longevity

Noodles are eaten to symbolize a long life. This is especially true if the noodles are eaten whole, and not sliced, or broken in half. Live long and noodle, friends.

Instant Pot Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

Instant Pot Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

Long Life Noodles

long life noodles

Rice: fertility & wealth

The many grains of rice symbolize multitude and fertility. Multitude also extends to the monetary. So rice it up!

Garlic Rice

Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole

Lentils: Good Luck

Lentil Banana Muffins

lentil muffins

Lentil Veggie Nuggets

lentil cakes

Cabbage: Money

Who doesn’t want more money!? Why not try some cabbage on New Year’s Day to see if you can come into some more “cabbage.” After all, we can all come up with a good lotto fantasy.

Cabbage Casserole with Bacon

Cabbage & Noodles

cabbage and noodles

So there you have it, a bunch of yummy recipes to try to tip the odds in your favor a Lucky New Year! Best of luck and I hope they help you have the luckiest new year yet!

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