There's lot of things you can do to guarantee an awesome 2012, but the easiest thing starts with eating right. Make sure these foods are included in your holiday spread to welcome the new year. I wonder if someone out there will be making a burrito of all the following goodies. That would be a great way to get everything in, in one bite.

Enjoy, you superstitious #foodbeasts:

Unlucky New Years eats include chicken because "they could fly away with your luck" and lobster because "they walk backwards." So just because you can splurge on some expensive lobster, doesn't necessarily mean you should.

Have a happy, safe, and prosperous 2012!

[via rd.com]

Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.