10 Good Luck Foods

More success, happiness and good health in 2020? We'll toast to that! Start the new year out right with these good luck recipes.

Longevity: Chili-Orange Noodles

A long noodle represents a long life. Revisit your childhood by slurping up the noodles in their long form rather than cutting them short.


Happiness: Glitter Grapes

Try the Spanish and Portuguese tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year's Eve — sweet ones supposedly lead to 12 happy months.

-College Girl

Progress: Roast Pork Loin

Eating pork on New Year's Day symbolizes progress in several countries, as the pig is known for pushing forward.

Good Health: Pomegranate Green Salad

With so many delicious seeds inside a pomegranate, it's easy to understand how it represents an abundance of health, fertility and prosperity.

Prosperity: Cabbage Rolls

In the U.S., greens of any sort symbolize the almighty dollar. Have some cabbage and prosper in the new year.

Abundance: Honey Oranges

The Chinese culture considers oranges to represent good fortune, wealth and gold. In addition, oranges naturally ripen this time of the year, so you'll also enjoy an abundance of vitamin C.

Luck: Lucky Lentils

With their coin-like appearance, lentils are a natural symbol for luck. See if your luck improves this year after eating this dish.

Wealth: Old-Fashioned Cornbread

Yellow cornbread is symbolic of gold, so enjoy a hunk of it, perhaps with some Hoppin' John — you could find yourself wealthier in the new year.

Success: Hoppin' John

Simple but delicious, Hoppin' John (made with black-eyed peas) represents success because each pea represents a coin, and a whole serving equals prosperity.

Good Fortune: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Bundt Cake

Any food that forms a ring is good luck because it represents the never-ending circle of life. So enjoy this Bundt cake and perhaps a doughnut too!