Smartfood Recipes with Chef Jody + Gift Basket Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Food
August 21, 2013
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Smart Foods Recipe 5

I had never heard of Smartfood before this campaign and was curious more about the product.  On Thurday, June 20th, the Smartfood brand and SELF magazine named the top-10 SMARTest cities in America.  In coming up with this 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.

Appreciation for delicious foods with great flavors was just one of the voting criteria.  To help celebrate, Chef Jody Denton, Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay’s Culinary Innovation Center, shared his own flavorful recipes in San Francisco to help make the summer the SMARTest and most delicious to date!  Here are just a few of his recipes.

Smart Foods Recipe 2

Honey-Blackberry Greek Yogurt Dip

Prep Time: 0 hr 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 hr 0 mins
Ready In: 0 hr 5 mins

Serves 6 to 8

INGREDIENTS

– 3 Cup(s) Greek yogurt
– 1/2 pint(s) blackberries, fresh or frozen
– 3 Tablespoon(s) Honey
– 2 Tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice
– 1 Pinch(s) Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a mixing bowl, smash the blackberries with a fork.
2. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the yogurt, honey, lemon and salt.
3. When ready to serve, spoon the blackberry mixture into the center of the yogurt.
Gently fold the blackberries into the yogurt, but don’t mix completely.4. Serve with Smartfood Cinnamon Brown Sugar Multigrain Popped Chips

Smartfood Recipe 7

Spicy Watermelon Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint

Prep Time: 0 hr 20 mins
Cook Time: 0 hr 0 mins
Ready In: 0 hr 20 mins

Serves 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS

– 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 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
– 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a large bowl, gently toss the watermelon, red onion, lime juice, cayenne, a pinch of
salt and mint. Mix until well combined, then very gently toss in the feta cheese.
2. Arrange on plates or in bowls and top each plate with a pinch of coarse sea salt and
serve.

About Chef Jody

Jody Denton is an Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay’s Culinary Innovation Center. Chef Jody oversees a team of chefs andfood 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. While at LuLu in the late 1990’s he launched the successful and award winning line of Restaurant LuLu Gourmet Foods featuring a full line of Mediterranean products such as White Truffle Honey, Fig Balsamic Vinegar and Meyer Lemon Marmalade.  From 2001 to 2009 he owned two restaurants in the resort town of Bend, Oregon, Merenda Restaurant and Wine Bar, a Wood Fired Mediterranean Bistro with the most wines by the glass of any restaurant in the Pacific Northwest, and Deep, a modern Japanese Izakaya and Sushi Bar.

About Smartfood

The Smartfood brand offers 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.

Smartfood Prize Pack

GIVEAWAY

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WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment what your favorite Smartfood snack is!

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RULES

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on August 22nd, 2013! Any entries after this time will be disqualified!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

About Has 1258 Posts

Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

186 Responses to “Smartfood Recipes with Chef Jody + Gift Basket Giveaway”

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