Your favorite Chinese New Year Recipes, made low carb, gluten-free, paleo, and easy! Celebrate Chinese New Year with good food made simple at home! You’ll find appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, soup, noodles, and dumplings and the collection grows every year as I add more celebratory lunar new year recipes to the list!

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Chinese New Year Recipes

Chinese new year celebrates the beginning of the lunar calendar. Based on the Chinese zodiac, each year we celebrate a different animal sign and there are twelve of them in order – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. For the year of 2021, the symbolic animal is OX. Ox symbolizes stability, hard working, and patience. Scroll down to see a collection of my Chinese New Year recipes that will bring luck to you the whole year!

Tap the photos below to take you to the recipes! They are low carb, gluten-free, or paleo.

Chinese New Year Appetizers

These dim sum style appetizers are the soul of Asian cuisine. They are the perfect finger food for New Year celebration! Tap the photos to take you to the recipes!

Jiaozi (Chinese Potstickers) recipe are low carb, Paleo, Gluten-free, and Whole30 from I Heart Umami.
Jiaozi Potstickers
Keto Scallion Pancakes recipe Paleo friendly from I Heart Umami
Keto Scallion Pancakes

A close shot of the chicken lettuce wraps
Chicken lettuce wraps
Paleo Egg Rolls recipe with coconut wraps baked in oven until golden crispy. These egg rolls are low carb Whole30 and Keto friendly.
Keto Egg Rolls

Paleo Har Gow Dumplings recipe with gluten-free har gow dumpling wrappers and dipping sauce!
Har Gow Dumplings
Paleo Dim Sum - Shumai, Paleo Dumpling, Paleo Asian food, Paleo Chinese food. Paleo Dumplings.
Dim Sum Shumai

Paleo Crispy Sesame Tofu made with Soy Free Egg Custard from I Heart Umami
Crispy No Soy Sesame Egg Tofu
Baked Whole30 Crispy Chinese Chicken Wings recipe are Paleo, Whole30, and Keto friendly with Chinese dry spice rub.
Chinese Chicken Wings

Chinese New Year Side Dishes

A meal is not complete without dark leafy greens! That’s my family’s saying and it stays true with me. From crunchy flavorful vegetables to low carb yummy fried rice, this list has it all and the collection grows every year as I add more to the list! Tap the photos to take you to the recipes!

The best Keto garlic fried rice recipe with konjac shirataki rice from I Heart Umami
Keto Shirataki Fried Rice
Bok Choy Dim Sum recipe with crunchy baby bok choy in a garlicky Paleo dim sum sauce.
Bok Choy Dim Sum
Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce recipe is gluten-free and soy-free from I Heart Umami.
Chinese broccoli With Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
Chinese Napa Cabbage recipe in dairy-free Cream Sauce is Paleo, Whole30, and Keto from I Heart Umami.
Creamed Napa Cabbage (奶油白菜)
Sautéed Cabbage recipe Asain-style is gluten-free, keto, and Paleo from I Heart Umami.
Easy Sauteed White Cabbage
Easy Chinese Broccoli stir fry (kai lan) with garlicky sauce is a Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, Keto, and low carb recipe.
Chinese Broccoli in Garlic Sauce
Chinese snow pea leaves/snow pea tips/pea shoots stir-fry recipe from I Heart Umami.
Sauteed Snow Pea Leaves
Chinese Mustard Green Recipe, stir-fried in a light ginger and garlic sauce is Paleo, Whole30, and Keto from I Heart Umami.
Chinese Mustard Greens In Ginger Sauce
Paleo Chinese Cabbage Stir-Fry recipe with shredded cabbage in a Chinese-inspired stir-fry sauce.
Chinese Shredded Cabbage Stir-Fry
Easy Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad recipe Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP cucumber salad.
Smashed Cucumber Salad
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Chopped Bok Choy Salad with Chow Mein Noodles
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Tatsoi And Spicy Asian Green Salad

Chinese New Year Food – Seafood

Fish is a must have dish in Chinese New Year. Fish pronounces “yu” in Mandarin and the same sound also means “surplus or extra”. Eating fish brings good luck and extra fortune to the new year.

Traditionally we serve the fish in whole. Here I keep the new year food simple by using fillets. Tap the photos to take you to the recipes.

Chinese Steamed Fish Cod Recipe with Ginger Scallion Sauce I Heart Umami.
Chinese Steamed Cod with Ginger Scallion Hot Oil
Low carb seafood dim sum from the Asian Paleo Cookbook by ChihYu Smith I Heart Umami
Seafood Dim Sum
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Kung Pao Shrimp
Whole30 bang bang shrimp copycat recipe from the Bonefish Grill with bang bang sauce I Heart Umami.
Bang Bang Shrimp
Paleo Chinese Shrimp Tomato Stir-Fry Whole30 Stir-Fry Shrimp Recipe with silky scrambled eggs.
Shrimp and Tomato Stir-Fry
Shrimp stir fry with Broccoli I Heart Umami
Shrimp and Broccoli

Main Dishes – Poultry and Meat

Here you will find a wide variety of chicken, beef, and pork stir-fry dishes. They are all made gluten-free, paleo, or low carb. They not only taste super flavorful and perfect for celebratory occasions but practical for everyday. Tap the photos to take you to the recipes.

Mongolian Chicken recipe with crispy edges and Paleo Whole30 Mongolian sauce from I Heart Umami.
Mongolian Chicken
Paleo Mongolian Beef with juicy sizzling hot beef steak s gluten-free, Whole30 and Keto friendly from I Heart Umami.
Mongolian Beef
Paleo Hunan Beef Stir-Fry recipe with Paleo stir-fry sauce is low carb, Whole30, Keto, and Gluten-Free from I Heart Umami.
Hunan Beef
Paleo Kung Pao Chicken recipe made Whole30 and Keto friendly from I Heart Umami
Kung Pao Chicken
Cumin Beef Stir-Fry with roasted butternut squash recipe from I Heart Umami.
Cumin Beef
Chinese sweet and sour chicken recipe is paleo and whole30 friendly.
Sweet Sour Chicken
Paleo beef stir-fry in oyster sauce with yu choy vegetable is gluten-free, keto, and Whole30.
Beef in Oyster Sauce
Chinese Sesame Chicken recipe Paleo Whole30 Gluten Free friendly
Sesame Chicken
Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe. Whole30 and Keto Cashew Chicken.
Cashew Chicken
Chinese Pepper Steak Stir-Fry Recipe Paleo Whole30 Keto Gluten Free.
Chinese Pepper Steak
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Ginger Pork
Paleo Chinese Spicy Pepper Pork Lettuce Wraps. Thin sliced pepper pork wrapped in iced crunchy lettuce wraps in Chinese spicy chili sauce. Paleo Chinese food. Paleo Asian food. IHeartUmami.com
Spicy Pepper Pork
Paleo Lion's Head Meatballs. Juicy Paleo meatballs simmered with napa cabbage in light savory sauce. The ultimate melt-in-your-mouth Paleo meatball recipe. Whole30 meatball Keto meatball recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Also great for meal prep ! IHeartUmami.com
Lion’s Head Meatballs
Paleo crispy sesame beef ! Thin sliced sirloin steak pan fried to golden crispy paired with light refreshing veggies. Healthy and super-delicious sesame beef that won't weigh you down. Paleo Chinese takeout. IHeartUmami.com
Crispy Sesame Beef
Xian-inspired cumin lamb meatballs recipe
Cumin Lamb Meatballs

Chinese New Year Recipes – Noodles and Soup

Another dish you must have is noodles! The longer the noodles the better. It symbolizes longevity and long life! To keep our Chinese New Year food low carb, I use shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, sweet potato noodles, or gluten-free noodles. Tap the photos to take you to the recipes.

Cantonese beef chow mein feature images served on a large oval plate
Crispy Chow Mein Noodles
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Chicken Noodle Soup
Dandan noodles dish close shot in a big white bowl
Spicy Dan Dan Noodles
Chicken Lo Mein recipe with Vegetables and Paleo keto low carb noodles I Heart Umami
Keto Chicken Lo Mein
Paleo Chinese eggplant recipe in garlic sauce with minced meat is healthy, low carb, gluten-free, and Whole30 from I Heart Umami.
Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce
Easy and low carb Paleo Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles recipe with crispy crumble pork and bok choy vegetable in creamy sesame noodle dressing.
Dan Dan Noodles
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Chicken Egg Drop Soup
Easy egg drop soup with tomato I Heart Umami
Tomato Egg Drop Soup
Hearty Chinese Egg Drop Soup. Paleo Egg Drop Soup. Whole30 egg drop soup. Keto egg drop soup. Paleo Chinese recipe. Paleo Asian recipe. IHeartUmami.com
Egg Drop Soup With Minced Meat
Paleo Chicken Soup Chinese Herbal I Heart Umami
Chinese Herbal Chicken Soup
Easy wonton soup recipe with gluten-free rice wonton wrappers.
Easy Gluten-Free Wonton Soup
Paleo Chinese Chicken or Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe with spinach and no eggs in Asian ginger chicken broth from I Heart Umami.
Chicken Spinach Meatball Soup
Paleo Hot and Sour Soup recipe Gluten-Free, Whole30, Keto, AIP friendly
Hot and Sour Soup
Instant Pot Bone Broth Recipe from I Heart Umami
Bone Broth Soup
Instant Pot Chicken Cabbage Soup Recipe with Chinese Napa cabbage and shiitake. Paleo, Whole30 and Keto friendly.
Chicken Cabbage Soup
Slow cooker and instant pot Paleo Chinese Chicken Sparerib soup
Chicken Spare Rib Soup

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