Hoppin’ John is traditional fare for New Year’s day and is a perfect dish to serve alongside some whole wheat cornbread to garner good luck in the new year.
Traditionally made with black-eyed peas, this delicious dish carries symbolism for luck, progress, and wealth. Serve it over brown rice and substitute turkey bacon for a wholesome meal to kick off your best year yet!
And make a big batch, because leftover “Hoppin’ John” gets called “Skippin’ Jenny,” after January 1st! Skippin’ Jenny demonstrates your commitment to frugality, and brings more hope for a prosperous year!
Total Calories: 300; Total Fat: 3 g; Protein: 16 g; Carbohydrates: 52 g; Dietary Fiber: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 1 g; Sodium: 520 mg
Recipe Courtesy of USDA Mixing Bowl