No matter why you think it is great, how would your city rate when it comes to being smart? And I don't just mean the average IQ or the highest standardized test scores, I mean a place that is filled with people who make it a goal to take care of themselves by living (and eating) well. Does your city measure up?
According to the Smartfood brand and SELF magazine, the top 10 smartest cities in America have now been named!
That's right, Smartfood, known for their delicious, fresh-tasting, light-textured popcorn, puffed corn and popped chip varieties (with no artificial colors or flavors), teamed up with SELF and expanded the definition of "smart" to include five specific criteria in terms of living and eating well: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful.
So which cities rose to the top? The winners selected include:
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
- Austin, Texas
- Portland, Ore.
- San Jose, Calif.
While I'm not living in one of the winning cities, I was happy to have a personalized video made for me by Chef Jody Denton, Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay's Culinary Innovation Center, who expanded on the cities chosen, his recipes that can be part of a balanced lifestyle for summer, hot flavor and ingredient trends, and more!
Thanks, Chef Jody! Didn't all of his tasty summer dishes look delectable? YUM!
For an even easier way to sample some YUM, I was excited to have the chance to try out some of Smartfood's classic popcorn as well as three varieties of their new Smartfood Selects (which boast flavor combinations of real herbs and spices).
How have I never tried these before?! While I appreciate that Smartfood makes their bags so easy to reseal to keep their snacks fresh, we've hardly had the chance to close a bag back up once we've opened it because they're so melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
|Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popcorn, a HUGE hit!!|
This summer and beyond, make the SMART choices when it comes to your family so that you can make the most of your city while you live and eat well! Be sure to check out all of the incredibly delicious Smartfood options that can help with this by visiting them at Smartfood.com and connecting with them on Facebook.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be even more prepared to spice up their kitchen in a healthy way, because...
One lucky person will win a Culinary Prize Pack* from Smartfood!
*Prize Pack includes (8) bags of Smartfood snacks, t-shirt, spice rack, product coupons, magazines and a special surprise! Total ARV $100!
I am working with Frito-Lay for this giveaway, but I am the sole sponsor of the sweeps and Frito-Lay is only providing prizes.