New Year’s Traditions Food.

A roundup of New Year’s Traditions Food ideas, like collard greens, black-eyed peas and cornbread, the traditions behind them, and the recipes for you to enjoy!

New Year’s Traditions Food Ideas

Wishing a very happy New Year to you! Above all, I love a good tradition, so here on January 1st I’m celebrating the tradition of serving dishes that are said to bring us good luck + good fortune in the New Year. If you’re looking for a New Year’s Traditions Food ideas at your table, here in the South it includes collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, Hoppin’ John’s and some pork collards.

New Year’s Traditions Food Ideas and the Reasoning Behind Them:

Here’s a round up of some of my favorite recipes for New Year’s Traditions food ideas for you to enjoy:


A true Southern classic, Cornbread is meant to symbolize “gold” in the New Year. Signifying wealth and good fortune in the new year. They say cornbread made with actual corn kernels (my preference) symbolizes “gold nuggets” – even better. Click for the recipe or try a spin on the classic with this special cornbread recipe that I just love.


Collards go on our table to symbolize as a special New Year’s traditions food staple that represents “greens,” cash or money and good financial fortune in the New Year. Find our recipe here.


Black eyed peas symbolize “coins” and it’s said you should eat 365, one for each day of the year, bringing us prosperity in the New Year. Find our recipe here.


Hoppin’ Johns are probably the least known of the New Year’s Day food assortment and more regional to the South. This mix of pork, rice and black eyed peas checks the box for several good fortunes in one dish. Find our recipe here.

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Let me know in the comments your favorite ways to cook these New Year’s Day Food traditional recipes. What else you like to have on your plate as you start the new year.

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