New Year’s Food to Attract Prosperity in 2020. 

Start the New Year right by eating foods that are said to attract prosperity, happiness, and wealth.  I’ll toast to that!


New Year’s Food to Attract Prosperity, Happiness and Wealth.


New Years Day Food to Attract Prosperity


Food Traditions for Health, Wealth, and Prosperity in the New Year.


From Italian roast pork served with white truffle risotto to the American South’s Hoppin’ John served with braised wild greens.


Get ready to ring in the New Year by lifting a glass of champagne and eating foods that are believed to attract prosperity, wealth and happiness.  Some even increase fertility.

Cultures around the world have rich food traditions for attracting prosperity, happiness and wealth.

Superstitious or not, food traditions are fun and another excuse to get together with friends and family

So why tempt the fates when you can whip up an easy Slow Cooker Italian Roast Pork for yummy sandwiches as the crew recovers from the New Years Eve party or watches football.

Who knows, it just might help you start the year off right and attract abundance and prosperity for the coming year.  If nothing else you’ll start the year some really good food, surrounded by family and friends.

Warning – Never serve chicken on New Years.  They scratch backward and you want to move forward in the New Year.


New Year’s Food to Attract Prosperity, Happiness and Wealth + Recipes

  • Save

Pork or Pork Sausage


Pork is for progress and prosperity. It is served because pigs forage moving forward and you want to advance prosperity in the New Year.

But don’t serve chicken – chickens scratch backward – not the direction you want to go in the New Year.

Many cultures around the world eat pork on New Year’s Day to symbolize progress for the coming year.

This is where the saying “living high on the hog”comes from.


Pork Recipes For Progress and Prosperity in 2020

Easy Slow Cooker Italian Roast Pork Recipe


Grilled Jerk Pork


Ginger Raspberry Glazed Pork Tenderloin


Sesame Soy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

  • Save



Sliced tomatoes and pepperoni both look like coins representing money.  Cheese is a luxury and represents wealth. Make sure you use plenty of garlic.  it keeps away any roaming evil spirits.

This is also a good time to place an open pair of scissors under a chair in you home – guaranteed to keep away the Malocchio (mal=bad occhio=eye) or the evil eye.

In Sicily, the tradition is to eat, thick-crust, rectangular pizza made with onions, breadcrumbs, and caciocavallo cheese, the ancestor of what is known as “Sicilian-style pizza” in the United States.


Pizza Recipes to Attract Wealth & Prosperity


Sfincione (Sicilian New Years Pizza with Bread Crumbs, Onions, and Caciocavallo) Recipe


Throw a “Make Your Own Pizza Party”


Apple and Brie Pizza


Pear and Roast Garlic Pizza


  • Save

Rice, Risotto or Lentils

Rice or Lentil represent coins, and while cooking, rice grows in the pot the way that you’d like your wealth to multiply in the new year.

Rice Recipes for the New Year


White Truffle Risotto


New Orleans Red Beans and Rice with Tasso


Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews


Three Bean Edamame Salad


  • Save


Hoppin’ John

This classic American South dish is a one-pot meal of black-eyed peas, thick cut bacon, and rice, and is believed to ensure wealth and good luck in the upcoming year.  The peas symbolize coins, pork is for “living high off the hog” and rice grows when cooked, representing abundance.  Served with a side of greens (for financial health) and cornbread ( the color of gold).



Hoppin’ John


Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread


Braised Wild Greens Featuring Swiss Chard


  • Save


In Spain, Mexico, and other countries they celebrate the coming of the new year by eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve.  Give it a try – eat one grape for each stroke of midnight to bring luck for the 12 months ahead. (It’s not as easy as it sounds.)


  • Save


Seeds are associated with fertility and fertility with abundant life.

In Greece, they hurl whole pomegranates to the floor to release a flood of seeds that symbolize life and abundance.

They also said to represent wealth because the seed are the color of jewels.


  • Save


Ever heard the expression there are “plenty of fish in the sea”.  Fish has symbolized abundance in many cultures for centuries.  You may not eat the scales but it is said that the silvery scales of the fish symbolize silver coins, and eating fish on New Years will bring financial prosperity.


Fish Recipes For Prosperity




Crab Stuffed Halibut with Pears & Brie


New Orleans Cajun Seafood Gumbo


Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa


Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna



  • Save


Greens look like money and as the new Year begins we eat greens to attract money in the New year

So toss yourself a salad or try these

Braised Wild Greens



  • Save

Ring Shaped Foods

Another reason to serve donuts on New Year’s morning…

Serve donuts, bagels or anything else with a hole in the center like a bundt cake.



  • Save


Bake a cake with a gold coin inside.  The person that gets the coin will have extra wealth for the year.


Recipes to Try


White Chocolate Cheesecake with Blackberries and Raspberries


How to Make a King Cake | Mardi Gras Recipe


  • Save


Eat figs on New Years if you are hoping to become pregnant.  Figs represent fertility.


Camembert with Fig Jam and Pistachios Beggars Purse


Fig and Goat Cheese Crostini



  • Save

Soba Noodles

Soba noodles symbolize long life and must be slurped whole, without breaking them or chewing them to gain longevity.


Super Simple Asian Peanut Noodles


  • Save

Fresh Baked Bread

Bread dough rises and doubles or triples in size, representing abundance.  Just what we all want for the New Year.


Bread Recipes


Strawberry Pumpkin Seed Bread


Pueblo Butternut Squash Piñon Nut Sweetbread


How to Make Irish Soda Bread


Spinach, Bacon and Cheddar Cornbread


Learn WordPress 50% off
  • Save

Recent Posts

Work Anywhere
  • Save
  • Save
  • Save

1 Comment

  1. Alfred
    • Save

    My Italian family always served pork on New Years Day for good luck in the new year. My wife and I still do it!


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get More Party Ideas

Party Ideas for Every Occasion

Live More.  Stress Less.  Spend Better.

Stress-free party and entertaining ideas + low cost ideas to make party planning budget friendly.

Food Philosophy

I love serving homemade meals and entertaining, but I don’t love spending all my time in the kitchen… Sound familiar?  I’ll share my shortcuts for getting delicious, healthy food on the table – easy, fast & stress-free. All of my recipes have been tested on family and friends.  We love them and I hope you will too.

  • Save


Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun.

Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

New Year’s Food to Attract Prosperity via @mermaidsandmojitos
  • Save

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share the Love.

Tell your friends!

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap