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Lucky Foods to Celebrate Lunar New Year

February 2, 2022 by Emily Moore

Looking for some ROAR-some ways to Celebrate the Year of the Tiger? We have PEAR-fectly lucky family foods for the Lunar New Year.

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Chinese New Year began on February 1, 2022, however, the festival lasts for two weeks and is a time for family, fireworks, dragon dances, and LOTS of delicious food! The traditional holiday dishes are highly symbolic and believed to summon happiness, wealth, and prosperity. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites for you!

Longevity Noodles

Long (uncut) noodles symbolize a long life. The longer the noodle(s), the better! And – what kid won’t love this? – you’re encouraged to eat longevity noodles in one long slurrrrppp! For the yummiest, slurpiest noodles, we recommend Shanghai Noodles! 

Dumplings + Spring Rolls

Because they’re shaped like bars of gold, dumplings and spring rolls represent wealth. Allegedly, the more dumplings you eat, the more riches you will have in the new year. Dumplings and spring rolls are especially fun for little chefs who LOVE to choose, wash, and prep the fillings. Why not pile your whole family into the kitchen and make New Year Potstickers + Chinese Sweet Five-Spice Dipping Sauce + Steamy Ginger Green Tea.

Citrus Delights

If you want to double down on wealth and prosperity this year, you’ll load up your table with tangerines and mandarins. And, really, what could be luckier: it’s peak season for these beauties and there’s no prep required! In fact, for the most luck, you’re supposed to look for ones with the stems and leaves still intact! Check out these cool crafts:

Almond Cookies

Did you save room for dessert? If so, bite-sized almond cookies are a tasty fixture of the Chinese New Year’s table. Their roundness symbolizes harmony and togetherness. Is someone in your family allergic to nuts? Not a problem! Try our Festive 3-Ingredient Sunbutter Cookies to celebrate with instead!

While you are cooking, don't forget to wear the lucky color RED for the 15 days to celebrate the Lunar New YearHere’s to a happy, successful, and fortunate Year of the Tiger for all! 

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