Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Lucky" New Years Eve Foods

In three more days, people around the world will be welcoming a brand new year. Did you know that many of the foods that people eat around New Year's are actually good for you?

Well, we selected special foods from Reader's Digest  that should be included in your next gathering for a year of auspicious health, prosperity, and happiness.

1.) Greens
Presumably, green are often eaten on New Year's because they resemble money.  Greens such as spinach, kale, and cabbage are beneficial to your health and are often  teeming with vitamin A, B, C, and D.

2.) Beans
Much like greens, beans also represent money--especially coins. So dig into some hearty lentils, garbanzo beans, or kidney beans this year.

3.) Fish
Fish is considered lucky because scales represent money, and when fish swim in schools, that also symbolizes abundance.
Fish, like freshly caught salmon, are full of Omega-3's and protein. Make sure you eat up to good luck and good health.

4.) Fruit
On New Year's Eve, fruits are heavily consumed all around the world. For example, in Mexico, Mexicans eat a grape to represent each stroke of midnight as a way to symbolize each month of the new year. In other parts of the world, consuming pomegranate seeds also symbolizes prosperity. Instead of noshing on cakes, cupcakes, and fatty desserts, eat fruits with your friends and family.

5.) Noodles and Grains
Grains such as barley, rice, and quinoa represent long life and abundance. Also, if you need more fiber in your diet, then eat more soba or buckwheat noodles.

So what are you eating for New Years Eve? Sound off below! Happy Holidays from CREPiNi and The Crepe Team!

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