Chinese New Year is on Monday, February 8, 2016. To celebrate we gathered 16 of our favorite Chinese New Year Recipes and Crafts.
Chinese New Year Recipes
- Chinese New Year Cashew Chicken – shown in collage
This Cashew Chicken recipe looks delicious. Cashew Chicken is often ordered when we visit our local Chinese restaurant.
- Ginger Sesame Chicken
We love sesame chicken and cannot wait to try this recipe. Doesn’t it look yummy?
- Spicy Stir Fried Sugar Snap – shown in collage
I love sugar snaps. I have never stir fried them before at home but now I know exactly how I want to prepare them next. Check out the Spicy Stir Fried Sugar Snap recipe.
- Pork Leek Dumplings – shown in collage
My teen loves dumplings so I know this is a must-try recipe. Pork Leek Dumplings will be on our Chinese New Year celebration menu.
- Portobello Pepper Steak
This Portobello Pepper Steak recipe is vegan, gluten-free and paleo. It is the perfect way to celebrate the Chinese New Year no matter your diet style.
- Chinese Almond Cookies – shown in collage
What’s dinner without dessert? These Chinese Almond Cookies are the perfect pairing to your Chinese New Year dinner.
- Shrimp Fried Rice
We cannot have Chinese food without Shrimp Fried Rice. My daughter can never get enough shrimp.
- Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir Fry
This Garlicky Beef and Bean Stir Fry recipe is a $5 meal! You can’t beat that. The beauty of a stir-fry is you can add any veggies you prefer.
- Nutella Wontons
Another delicious dessert option to go with your Chinese New Year recipes. This Nutella Wonton recipe puts an American favorite spin to the traditional wontons.
- Pork and Cabbage Wontons
After you are done drooling over the dessert wontons, take a look at this appetizer. Pork and Cabbage Wontons recipe is sure to be a hit before you dive into the main course.
- Homemade Fortune Cookies
These homemade fortune cookies will be fun to make. You can create your own fortunes or sweet notes to go inside for celebrating the Chinese New Year. Let the kids help create the messages! The fortune cookies would also make great gifts.
Chinese New Year Crafts
- Lucky Red Envelopes – shown in collage
When our foreign exchange student from China lived with us she taught us about lucky money. I found this tradition to be fascinating. How cool is it that the children receive lucky money to celebrate the Chinese New Year? These DIY Lucky Red Envelopes would be fun to create as a family.
- Chinese New Year Dragon Glitter Craft
Let the kids get involved in celebrating the Chinese New Year with this dragon glitter craft. A creative way to teach them about the Chinese celebration.
- Watercolor Fortune Cookie Craft
These paper watercolor fortune cookies are easy to make for kids. Start a new tradition in the family by creating these non-edible fortune cookies and give to one another with good luck messages inside for the new year.
- Chinese Lanterns
Your Chinese New Year celebration is not complete without some decorations. Create these Chinese Lanterns at home with a few simple supplies. Hang them in the kitchen above your dining room table or set up as a centerpiece for dinner.
- 2016 Chinese New Year Coloring Page
2016 is the year of the monkey. Print this 2016 Chinese Monkey coloring page for kids and adults to color. You can be as artistic as you like with crayons, markers, gel pens or even paint and glitter.