Your New Year’s Favorites

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed celebrating the holidays with friends and family.  

One of the best ways to celebrate is, of course, with food! Below we ranked the top 5 foods that were logged over the holiday weekend. 

5) Potatoes

While mashed potatoes topped the list of potato dishes this holiday, baked and boiled potatoes, potato salad, potato skins, and other versions of this root vegetable all made it into the top 100 of foods logged over the weekend. 

4) Sauerkraut

It should be no surprise that sauerkraut came in at number 4 on the list this New Year. The fermented cabbage dish is thought to bring good luck on the New Year. It is a long-held German tradition to eat sauerkraut with pork on New Year’s Day. 

3) Banana

The third most popular food over the holiday weekend was bananas! Variations included banana nut muffins, banana oatmeal, and banana protein bars. 

2) Coffee

Nearly 100 people logged coffee during the holiday. Whether having a cup to make it to midnight on New Year’s Eve, or enjoying it for brunch the morning after, black coffee can be a great addition to a healthy diet. In fact, coffee is linked to lowered risk of diabetes, heart disease, and depression. 

1) Pork

As we mentioned above, German tradition is to pair pork with sauerkraut to eat on New Year’s Day for good luck and prosperity. While many people skipped the sauerkraut, pork came in at number one on our list with a total of 100 people logging some variation of pork. This includes pork loin, bacon, sausage, and ribs. 

Many more foods were logged this week, and the exciting news is that a majority of them were healthy options. Congratulations on maintaining your healthy diet during the holidays and be sure to keep up the great work! 

Published on January 4, 2023