Manic Mornings & Quaker Breakfast Shakes


Go! Go! Hurry up!
Get your backpack!
Did you brush your teeth? Where’s your reading folder?
No, there’s no time – you’ll just have to buy your lunch.
Ack! Ew! Get me a burp cloth, please! Please?!
Okay, let’s go.
Oh My Gosh, don’t slam the door!!!

Anyone else have mornings that sound like this? I do – pretty much every day.

And lately, making sure Annalyn (and I) get a decent breakfast before diving headfirst into the day is more difficult than ever. (I don’t want to blame the baby, but…well…it’s kind of because of the baby…)

When I was pregnant, all I wanted – all I could STAND – was a plain bagel loaded with plain cream cheese. But now that I’m starting to want to eat a bit healthier, I need to find another breakfast solution. Plus, Annalyn is just sick of the bagel routine.

In my fantasy world (the one where I get up early and cross things off my to-do list and generally have it together), I’d scramble some eggs and serve them up with some turkey sausage. Or I’d make and freeze smoothies or breakfast sandwiches in advance, providing a healthy, convenient breakfast for my family.

In the real world? I’m doing good to shake some dry cereal into a bowl and toss my daughter a yogurt tube.

Enter Quaker Breakfast Shakes.

quaker shakes

When Quaker contacted me about reviewing their shakes, I jumped on the offer. Because HELLO? A breakfast I can just grab out of the fridge and take with me? I’m ALL OVER THAT.

The Quaker Breakfast Shakes come in chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. I tried both the chocolate and the strawberry, and both were really good. They did taste a little oatmeal-y, but since I like oatmeal, I didn’t mind. And I knew that meant Quaker means business when it says, “Whole Grain Goodness to Go!”

[In case you’re wondering, each shake also has 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber.]

So, if your mornings look anything like mine and you want an easy, healthy breakfast option, try out Quaker Breakfast Shakes. You can even get a $2.00 off coupon to try them out the first time. Just click here!

This post was created in partnership with Quaker. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. we actually tried these for the first time this week because my oldest son has state testing and I wanted to add a little bulk to his morning sustenance. The chocolate is approved by my nine-year-old!

  2. Dear, dear Mary,

    Hang in there darlin! I am not sure I ever got the morning breakfast thing right when my kids were small. At night I was too tired and in the morning I was too rushed. The IDEA of planning in advance was great but my ability to bring that to fruition was a bit out of whack.

    And if I am honest, even know I run through the old McD’s around the corner to get my egg white delight and a large iced coffee. =) I even have “people” there. LOL!

    But I will try that oatmeal stuff and see how that might work too.

    You are in my prayers… take good care of you!

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