Foods For Good Luck

Stack the 2021 deck in your favor with these foods that symbolize good luck for a new year!

  • Black eyed peas – in the south, these resemble money (specifically coins) in hopes to bring good wealth in the new year
  • Sauerkraut – in the new years German tradition this food symbolizes wealth
  • Lentils – this is an Italian tradition. They hope a bag of lentils would turn into coins when given to friends
  • Soba noodles – in Japan this is the traditional food of choice on this holiday symbolizing long life. With the buckwheat flour it symbolizes resilience as well (something I’m sure we all have now with 2020 under our belts)
  • Grapes – In Spain they eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. They count the months as they go and if you find a sour one in your 12, be weary of that month
  • Pomegranates – in Greek tradition they throw an open pomegranate against their door. The more seeds that fall out, the more luck and fertility that household will have
  • Oranges – said to bring prosperity in the Chinese culture