Good Luck Foods

Setting yourself up for success in the year ahead is one of the best ways to celebrate the new year. Around the world people eat a variety of foods on January 1st for good luck. A few of these foods that symbolize good fortune in the new year that are sure to serve up health and happiness include: 

Greens. The color green symbolizes luck. Eating a plateful of greens like kale, cabbage, green beans, or Brussels sprouts will start your year off on a healthy note. 

Fish. Among the healthiest foods on the planet, some people associate fish with the new year because they swim forward in one direction. 

Lentils. Highly nutritious and inexpensive, lentils are eaten on New Year’s day throughout Italy to bring good fortune in the year ahead. 

Pomegranates. This jewel-toned fruit is in its prime in January. Long associated in the Mediterranean as a sign of good luck and among the healthiest fruits on earth.

Black-Eyed Peas. Considered a good-luck food, black-eyed peas are actually a bean and pack plenty of protein and fiber into each serving. 

“I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.”   Fiona Barton