Many of the foods people traditionally eat for luck on New Year’s Eve are believed to bring a year of prosperity and good health.

Greens

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Supposedly greens are a go-to New Year’s Eve food because they resemble money. Cook up this recipe for Collard Greens & Beans. Here’s where to find 10 of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world.

Beans

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Beans, like greens, resemble money; more specifically, they symbolize coins. Traditionally, in the American South, beans are combined with rice and bacon for a lucky New Year’s dish called Hoppin’ John. Try this Southern Hoppin’ John recipe.

Cornbread

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Pair black-eyed peas and greens with cornbread to make a fortune this year. As the Southern saying goes, “peas for pennies, greens for dollars, and cornbread for gold.” Make a melt-in-your-mouth version like this Buttery Cornbread recipe.