5 traditional New Year’s foods to bring good luck


Ring in 2022 with some black eyed peas, pork, greens and more!

Eating black-eyed peas and rice on New Year’s Day is a Southern tradition that dates back to the Civil War. Lew Robertson / Getty Images

By Grace Parisi via NBC Today

After 2020 and 2021, we want health, wealth and heaping gobs of good luck all year long. But are we being overly superstitious by thinking there are actually some foods that are more auspicious than others?

Superstition or not, why hedge our bets? These food-based rituals are not only fun, they’re absolutely delicious.

Click here to see the list of foods (from black-eyed peas to greens) and to get all the recipes.

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