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How to Eat Good Luck Foods on New Year's Eve

Watch more New Year's Day Good Luck Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn which food to eat on New Year's Eve to bring good luck. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Gather greens Gather some greens for a New Year's Eve meal. Whether it be kale, cabbage, or collard greens, the green color and folds of these vegetables are thought to symbolize money and fortune for the year ahead. Step 2: Pick pork as the main course Pick pork as the main course of a New Year's meal. Many cultures point to the pig's eating habit of pushing the snout forward while rooting for food as symbolic of progress. Tip Despite what your mother always told you, leave a little food on your plate at the New Year's feast. This is thought in many cultures to ensure a stocked pantry all year. Step 3: Bake a cake Bake a cake, particularly a round cake, to bring good luck. In Greece, a round cake is baked with a coin inside. Whoever gets the coin in their piece will have good luck all year. Step 4: Consume legumes Consume legumes such as lentils or black-eyed peas to bring wealth in the new year. Lentils are especially popular because of their round shape, which resembles a coin, and the fact that they grow when cooked, signifying wealth. Step 5: Nibble noodles Nibble noodles, but be sure not to break the noodle before it is all in your mouth. Soba noodles are especially popular in Japanese New Year's celebrations. Tip Avoid chicken, lobster, and anything winged. These foods are considered to bring bad luck if eaten on the holiday in various cultures. Step 6: Don't forget the drink Don't forget the drink! Pomegranates are thought to have good luck qualities in Mediterranean culture. Make a smoothie by blending chilled pomegranate juice, low-fat vanilla yogurt, and frozen mixed berries. Raise your glass to a happy and healthy new year! Did You Know? In Spanish culture, it is tradition to eat 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight, one for each strike of the clock, and for each month of the New Year.
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