This Smarfood Smart Cities post which includes a recipe and giveaway was made possible through Frito-Lay.  I am the sole sponsor of the giveaway and all opinions are my own.

Smartfood Products

SELF magazine and Smartfood recently named the top 10 “SMARTest” Cities in the US. I wasn’t surprised at all to see my own city, Seattle, at the top.  But what makes a city SMART?   Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful. They combined the five criteria to determine which cities live and eat well.

But we’re not alone on the top of the list. I’ve been to 5 of the top 10 cities and I agree they’re all fabulous! Where does your city fit in?

The Top 10 SMARTest cities ranked by Smartfood and SELF magazine are:

San Francisco, CA.; Seattle, WA.; Washington, DC.; Austin, TX; Minneapolis, Minn.; Portland, OR.; Denver, CO.; Boston, MA.; Honolulu, HI; and San Jose, CA.

Smart Search 2013In conjunction with the announcement  Smartfood launched a contest giving you the chance to nominate someone you know (or yourself) to be a winner in the SMART Search 2013. The winner will be featured this September in SELF magazine PLUS receive 10K in prize money! Go to to enter.

SMARTest Cities in America with Chef Jody Denton on MiscFinds4U

Chef Denton is allowing us to share several of his recipes to celebrate that American’s are working at improving what they eat – here’s his first recipe.

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint
Recipe by Chef Jody Denton for Smartfoods and used with permission.
Yield: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 
Total Time: 
  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup red onion, cut thin julienne
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • 2 Tbls chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt
  1. In a large bowl, gently toss the watermelon, red onion, lime juice, cayenne, a pinch of
  2. salt and mint. Mix until well combined, then very gently toss in the feta cheese.
  3. Arrange on plates or in bowls and top each plate with a pinch of coarse sea salt and
  4. serve immediately.

SMARTfood Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the following: 8 bags of Smartfood product, $35 in product coupons, Magazine, T-shirt, and 2 Reusable shopping bags ($100 ARV)!