Eating Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day is a southern tradition, thought to bring a year filled with good luck. The peas are symbolic of pennies or coins.
However, if this is the year you want to finally reach a healthier weight, you might want to try this lower calorie alternative for your New Year’s luck.
This is another recipe created by Sonja Stetzler, MA, RDN, CPC, a registered dietitian who works as a health and communications coach. Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Sonja loves sharing southern food traditions.