Everyone always starts the New Year with the best of intentions. Whether you vow to work out every day, finally lose those last five pounds, stay better connected with friends, or be more financially responsible, new year’s resolutions are always much easier to make than to keep. If you are looking for an easy way to start 2015 off on the right foot, then you should definitely consider cooking up a batch of lucky foods for New Year’s Day.
These easy Southern recipes are all believed to bring good luck, wealth, and fortune to those who eat them. These “lucky” recipes typically include foods that represent currency and riches, such as greens and cornbread. Pork is also an important component of these recipes because pigs do not move backward and always push their snouts forward when looking for food.
Any of these easy Southern recipes is sure to help bring you wealth and good fortune in the coming year.
Lucky Foods for New Year’s Day
Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John – When it comes to foods for New Year’s Day, Hoppin’ John is the recipe that most often comes to mind. A big bowl of this Slow Cooker Hoppin’ John will help ensure your health, wealth, and good fortune in the coming year.
Creole Black-Eyed Peas (shown above, left) – Many people believe that black-eyed peas represent coins, which is why eating them brings good luck. These Creole Black-Eyed Peas are the perfect thing to snack on in the new year.
Cajun Greens and Cornbread (shown above, center) – Eating greens, which represent paper currency, is a surefire way to guarantee wealth in 2015. Cornbread, which represents gold, makes for a worthy pairing in this flavorful recipe for Cajun Greens and Cornbread.
Southern Beans and Greens Soup (shown above, right) – This light but hearty soup features a fortune-filled combination of black-eyed peas, greens, and ham.
Jiffy Cornbread Casserole – Corn casserole is a holiday side dish favorite, and it’s promise of prosperity makes it a great option for January 1st.
What are some of your New Year’s superstitions and resolutions?