Don't you just love the summer months? Summer came early to Colorado after a very snowy early spring. I've been enjoying the low humidity, moderate temperatures and beautiful sunsets that this summer weather has been sharing with us this season. The nice weather also makes this a very busy time of the year for me in my already busy life.
I've been enjoying decorating our new home, and having a front yard and backyard lawn for the first time in my life! Taking care of our gardens can be time consuming, but my husband and I love it. Planting flowers and herbs, and mowing, weeding and watering the lawn, are all good exercise.
My weekdays are super busy as I'm caring for my infant granddaughter every Monday through Friday, as well as doing fill in babysitting for my grandsons. I'm also on a few committees and participate in leisure clubs that take place in our community. On most weekends I get out my trekking poles..
....and hike on the wonderful miles of scenic trails in my neighborhood and nearby vicinity!
On weekends my husband and I hike, bike ride, swim in the community pool, and .....
...enjoy making and attending barbecues! Here is my son-in-law treating us to his wonderful barbecue skills at his home.
I've also been enjoying new, deliciously unique cookies from Newtons, specifically Fruit Thins Banana Drizzled with Dark Fudge and Fruit Thins Coconut Drizzled with Dark Fudge! They are made with real fruit, with 8g of whole grains per 31g serving, and dark fudge. I was always a fan of Fig Newtons cookies my entire life, and this new line of cookies by Newtons are another way to enjoy the flavor of fresh fruit. They taste as good as homemade cookies, or even better as I don't have to put on a hot oven to bake them.
Some busy mornings, when I am on the run, a few Newtons Fruit Thins are a very quick and satisfying breakfast. Since they are made with real fruit and whole grains I feel they can be part of a healthy meal.
Other times, especially after a long hike, I enjoy coming home and sitting on my house's shady veranda for a while, where I put my feet up and....
... have an espresso and a couple of Newtons Fruit Thins cookies as a treat.
I think they are the perfect afternoon "pick me up" or dessert for any time. I'd love for you to try them, and let me know what you think!
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* Full disclosure: I was provided with packages of both Newtons Fruit Thins Banana Drizzled with Dark Fudge and Newtons Fruit Thins Coconut with Drizzled Dark Fudge for this review, and will be compensated for this post by Newtons and Blogher. My opinions are all my own and were not influenced in any way by Newtons or Blogher.