There are moments when I wake up from my summer fog long enough to think about blogging…..but only if something gets my attention! Last week a huge box arrived and my kids ripped into it quickly to discover some Smartfood Popcorn staring at them. They’re both popcorn lovers and
demanded asked that I allow some snacking. As we’re trying to eat more naturally I took a look at the ingredients and it passed the Mama test!
Frito Lay has a line of snacks including popcorn, puffed corn and popped chip varieties with no artificial colors or flavors and last year launched Smartfood Selects, which boast flavor combinations of real herbs and spices. The boys tried the Buffalo Chicken and deemed it a little too spicy but they loved the reduced fat white cheddar especially as it came in kid size bags.
Last month the Smartfood brand and SELF magazine named the top-10 SMARTest cities in America. In coming up with the list, the brand looked at five criteria to align with the goal of living and eating well. Each letter stands for a specific area of focus: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful.
Based on these criteria, Smartfood’s Top 10 SMARTest Cities are:
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
- Austin, Texas
- Portland, Ore.
- San Jose, Calif.
Sadly my sweet home Chicago didn’t make the cut
This summer Smartfood wants to encourage people to eat healthier and asked Chef Jody Denton to put together a short video for you guys on healthy tips and tricks.
Check out the video on YouTube.
About Chef Jody
Jody Denton is an Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay’s Culinary Innovation Center. Chef Jody oversees a team of chefs and food scientists who apply culinary arts, science and technology together in a discipline known as “culinology” to translate hot trends in food into snacks and approaches them as a culinary experience. Chef Jody has more than 30 years of experience in independent restaurants working for several of the most famous chefs and restaurateurs in the country such as Dean Fearing at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Wolfgang Puck at Spago and Eureka in Los Angeles, Mark Miller at Red Sage in Washington DC, Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago, Reed Hearon at Restaurant Lulu in San Francisco and Rick Tramonto at Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans.
Not only did I receive a goodie box but one of my readers is going to win some SMARTFOOD, t-shirt, reusable shopping bag, spice rack, product coupons, magazines and a special surprise! All you need to do is fill out the form below.