Colors and numbers aren’t the only things that can possibly bring you luck at the dawn of the new lunar year. Food is also said to grant good fortune, and similar to those round oranges and melons you serve during Media Noche, prepping these as you welcome the Year of the Earth Dog can add a bit of dazzle to your spread.

Walnuts: for the happiness of the whole family

Walnuts are awesome to add to salads and to munch on as snacks, plus they’re also known to help decrease harmful cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

TRY: Woodstock Organic Walnuts Halves & Pieces, available at Healthy Options

More From FemaleNetwork.com

Ginger: for longevity

If your throat is itchy, ginger tea or salabat can help soothe the discomfort. Ginger is also known to aid in digestion and help prevent constipation.


TRY: Kayumanggi Organics Ginger Tea, P359.75 at HumanNature.com.

Abalone: for good fortune

Raw abalone is said to be low in saturated fat and high in Vitamin E and K. It may be a bit expensive, though, so make sure what you’ll eat is of good quality before you spend!

TRY: Braised Whole Australian Abalone with Supreme Oyster Sauce by Chef Terry Lai, available only until February 28 in Marco Polo Ortigas

Pork: for strength and wealth

Pork is a great and popular source of protein—just make sure to eat in moderation!

Liquor: everlasting

Liquor such as cognac, when consumed in small amounts, can “increase the amount of antioxidants your blood can absorb,” so it’s okay to indulge in it during special occasions!


TRY: Remy Martin CLUB, available in liquor stores.

More From FemaleNetwork.com

Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
View More Articles About:
Food Chinese New Year
Comments

Latest Stories

Jolina Magdangal on Midlife Crisis, Turning 40 and Husband Mark

The actress shares her thoughts on midlife crisis and what it feels like to be 40.

Christian Bautista and Kat Ramnani Share Why It's Important To Discuss Finances Before Getting Married

Kat Ramnani and Christian Bautista encourage engaged couples to discuss their financial arrangements even before their wedding.
Load More Stories