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Traditional New Year's Foods

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Grand Rapids (WZZM) - Many people hope for prosperity when a new year comes and around the world, there are a lot of food traditions tied to that idea.

For instance, in the south, black eyed peas and collard greens represent the dollars and cents you could make in the New Year.

Amy Bragagnini, a registered dietitian with Mercy Health Saint Mary's, shows you a few more of those traditions and how to make them healthy.

Click on the video link to watch the segment.

Black Eyed Pea Rollup

Ingredients
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 15.5 oz (one can) Black eyed peas (drained and rinsed)
- 1 jalapeno (chopped)
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 1 clove garlic (minced)

Heat oil over medium in a skillet. Add garlic, stock, jalapeno and peas and cook until warmed through. The peas will soak up the liquid and plump while they are cooked. Serve as a salsa or in a tortilla.

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