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Hoppin’ John

This is one of the traditional foods eaten to celebrate the New Year, mostly seen in the Southern United States. This dish is often paired with greens. Each serving has 15 grams of protein, 3 carb servings, and 7 grams of fiber.

Hoppin’ John


Serving size: 1 cup
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1⁄3 pound
bacon (low sodium)
celery stalk (medium, diced)
yellow onion (small, diced)
green pepper (small, diced)
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
16 ounces
black-eyed peas (dried)
1 teaspoon
bay leaf (crumbled)
2 teaspoons
thyme (dried)
1 teaspoon
garlic powder
1 teaspoon
1⁄2 teaspoon
black pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon
onion powder
1⁄2 teaspoon
cayenne pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon
oregano (dried)
2 cups
rice (long-grain)
green onion (medium, garnish)
1⁄2 teaspoon
liquid smoke



  • Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat
  • Break into small pieces once cooked
  • Place in a bowl off to the side
  • Add the celery, onion and green pepper to the skillet and cook on low/medium
  • Sauté till tender
  • Add garlic and continue cooking for another minute or two
  • Pour 6 cups of water into the skillet
  • Add the bacon back in along with the black-eyed peas, and the rest of the seasonings
  • Mix together
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour or until black-eyed peas are tender
  • Cook rice according to directions on the package
  • Once black-eyed peas are tender, drain off the left over cooking water
  • Then mix with the steamed rice
  • Add the chopped green onion as garnish, if desired

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving
Calories: 309 kcal
Protein: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Dietary Fiber: 7 g
Phosphorus: 255 mg
Potassium: 397 mg
Sodium: 173 mg