New Year's Healthy Green Brunch Recipes

Friday, January 1, 2021
If you're looking to start off the New Year in a healthy way as well as bring yourself good luck (as it's said that many countries around the world make greens, beans, or both), then check out this leafy green brunch roundup here today!

Greens such as escarole, romaine, cabbage, and spinach look like money so they're thought to bring the best of luck when the New Year starts, (or even green beans are part of this superstition) anything green you cook will start a good luck tradition.

Not only are all these green leafy meals delicious, but they're also a healthy way to kick off the New Year with a light nutritious diet after all those every laden meal over the Christmas holiday season.

Besides leafy greens, many countries around the world also celebrate New Years' eating different green foods, for example, beans are a big tradition in Italy and many folks are eating green lentils with sausages (cotechino con lenticchie) which is another sign of money because they're green.

In the Southern states, they usually serve black-eyed peas and collard greens, which our Italian version is Escarole and Beans.

No matter what food you choose to make, something that's is healthy and green, is perfect to start the year with is with a positive attitude and be hopeful for good changes in the year to come.

Scroll through our lucky recipe choice menu roundup recipe foods to enjoy, we love them all and wishing you the best of everything delicious to come!

this is a collage of green lucky recipes that resemble money for New Year's Day

this is escarole in greens and beans

Escarole and Beans

these are lentils that are green in a soup bowl

Italian Lentil Soup

these are italian style sauteed greens

Italian Style Utica Greens

this is ham cabbage and potato soup

Ham Cabbage and Potato Soup

this is tortellini in a wedding style soup

Italian Wedding Soup with Tortellini

this is split pea soup

Split Pea Soup

this is broccoli rabe sauteed with garlic

Broccoli Rabe

this is an oriental chicken salad

Oriental Chicken Salad

this is fish on a bed of spinach

Baked Fish with Roasted Vegetables and Spinach

this is a watermelon basil salad

Watermelon Basil Salad

this is a butternut squash salad

Butternut Squash Salad with Arugula

this is an italian quiche

Italian Quiche

this is eggplant in sauce

Eggplant Sinatra Florentine

this is fried cabbage

Fried Cabbage

this is cabbage rice and hamburger soup

Easy Cabbage Roll Soup

New Year's Healhty Green Brunch Recipes Pin for later

this is a pin for later on lucky New Year Green recipes

Disclosure: This recipe was originally posted to this blog 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. What a great list! I especially love the Italian lentil soup :)

  2. These all look great - hard to decide which to make first!

  3. Happy new year. What a delicious and healthy way to start.Thanks for sharing.

  4. Made the broccoli Rabi and it was delicious! Such a great way to start the new year with some greens!

  5. Thanks for the inspiration! I cam going to make the ham and potato soup today.


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