Fueling My Morning with Quaker Shakes {Giveaway}

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

With two school-aged children, morning is anything but peaceful.  Once the alarm wakes us from our comfy beds, it is a race to get everyone dressed, lunches made, schoolbags packed and to school on time.  While I would love to say that I wake up extra early to cook a lovely breakfast for my girls, it is just not reality.

Because we are so pressed for time, I am always on the lookout for a nutritious, filling and quick breakfast that my family and I will enjoy.  Thankfully, I was recently introduced to Quaker Breakfast Shakes.  Made with Quaker oats, these shakes contain 8g of whole grain, 10g of protein and 6g of fiber not to mention they come in three delicious flavors.

My daughters spotted the chocolate variety first (they inherited my love of all things chocolate) and couldn’t wait to give it a try.  I actually split one bottle of Quaker Shakes between the two of them and they were satisfied and full.  Hubby and I tried the strawberry and vanilla, but chocolate was definitely the winner in our home.

Want to give them a try?  Print this $2 off coupon and grab your own bottles of Quaker Shakes to fuel your morning routine.  Even better? Win a $25 Walmart gift card right here at Experimental Mommy so you can create your own little stockpile of Quaker Shakes at home!  Enter below:
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  1. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I get some things done the night before.

  2. Debbie Schexnaildre says:

    I manage my mornings very peaceful n slow since I am at work every morning by 6:00 am. I usually eat my chobani Greek yogurt with a little granola mixed in around 8:00 after my 2 cups of coffee!!

  3. Katherine says:

    I get up 15 minutes earlier

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    I make sure everyone is up when they should be and getting ready for the day ahead; not stressful.

  5. Janet W. says:

    I manage busy mornings by trying to do things ahead of time like laying out clothes, or putting what I need to take with me on the kitchen counter next to the door ready to go. I also manage busy mornings by grabbing something quick to eat like a breakfast bar that I can eat on the go.

  6. Adrienne Gordon says:

    i make a schedule the night before

  7. Kimmy Ripley says:

    I drink 2 cups of coffee to fuel myself up and I follow a routine.

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    I try to keep things simple and do lots of prep the evening before, like get clothes ready, set the coffee pot up, etc.

  9. We manage busy mornings by having a plan. We know exactly what we need to do and when, it gets us moving in a timely fashion.

  10. Ann Fantom says:

    I try to handle my busy mornings by pre-packing everyone’s lunches the night before so there is less stress in the morning.

  11. I plan ahead and stock up on breakfast foods

  12. Mary Happymommy says:

    I get up a couple of hours earlier than everyone else to get everything ready!

  13. Cynthia C says:

    I try to get things done the night before so I’m organized in the morning.

  14. It’s a blur! I mostly rely on the routine to get me through. If the routine takes a hit, then I’m in trouble!

  15. April Brenay says:

    i do the same things every morning so the kids no exactly what to do in the morning

  16. stephanie says:

    i plan the night before

  17. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I make sure I have everything ready the night before, so we aren’t scrambling in the morning to find stuff.

  18. Stephen Saunders says:

    I write a ‘to-do’ list every day with the goals that I want to accomplish for that day. I find that I honestly get more done this way than when I do not make a list.

  19. I try to do as much as I can the night before – lay out clothes, round up backpacks and homework, etc.

  20. Suzanne K says:

    I try to get as much ready the night before as I can, and keep a list of critical things to take/do

  21. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I plan out everything the night before.

  22. steven weber says:

    I prep my clothing and lunch the night before.

  23. Julie Wood says:

    I make sure to have our outfits all ready the night before. I make sure to have all lunches ready the night before. We do not watch and TV in the morning because this causes us to not get stuff done. And I get up 20 minutes early to make a good healthy breakfast.

  24. Tabitha P. says:

    I get up 15 minutes before everyone else.
    It gives me time for coffee and patience before I wake my dd up.
    Her and I are NOT morning people 😉

  25. Thomas Murphy says:

    I just get up early so I have plenty of time to get everything done.

  26. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I have everything all ready to go and a set routine.

  27. I try to make breakfast the night before.

  28. kyl neusch says:

    make schedule the night before

  29. We usually plan our mornings the night before, but I am usually out of the house when the kids wake up and all of the real fun starts.

  30. alyce poalillo says:

    I am pretty organized and things usually go pretty smoothly in the AM-after my coffee anyway.

  31. Chrystal D says:

    I make a list the night before of everything I need to get done the next day.

  32. Amanda Kinder says:

    I take a few deep breaths before starting my morning. It allows me to stay relaxed a little.

  33. get lunch ready at night

  34. Robin Wilson says:

    I try to take a few minutes for myself and some deep breaths before busy mornings!

  35. Joshua Johnson says:

    I dont seem to manage my mornings very good. I hope these shakes would help!

  36. Shilo Beedy says:

    I have everything set out and ready to go the next morning so I know where everything is

  37. Usually I manage best by doing some prep the night before and waking up before everyone else to get the wheels in motion for the day!

  38. I try to wake up earlier and drink coffee first!

  39. I make sure to prepare as much as possible the day before, such as lying out my clothes for the next day.

  40. Danielle D says:

    Takes things one thing at a time.

  41. …very poorly, anymore! lol Good thing there aren’t that many… but I kinda miss them anyway…

  42. Meghan Malicoat says:

    I lay out everyone’s clothes for the next day and I have the coffee pot set to automatic so there is no waiting around to get my jolt going.

  43. I make a schedule.

  44. Jessie C. says:

    I try to get as much done the night before, such as breakfast preparation.

  45. Jessica To says:

    I set out everything that I can for breakfast the night before.

  46. I get up early. That lets me enjoy my coffee, check the email and enjoy breakfast before my family staggers into the kitchen.

  47. Barbara Montag says:

    On our busiest mornings we have a fast healthy smoothie for breakfast.
    thank you

  48. ellen beck says:

    I try to get everything ready the night before- although that always doesnt work out!

  49. Candie L says:

    I try to have a list packed and ready with everything we need to do for the day. Thank you

  50. I try to make sure I have a variety of breakfast foods so everyone can find something they like.

  51. Christina Foley says:

    I manage our busy mornings by preparing what I can the night before after the kids are in bed… and then I get up before everyone else to have a tiny bit of quiet time, get myself ready for the day and start breakfast for the kids before they are up.

  52. Linda Lansford says:

    I manage my busy mornings by relaxing with coffee first

  53. Linda G. says:

    I get up early before everyone and relax with a cup of coffee

  54. I try to do a night prep to help with busy mornings

  55. Allison Downes says:

    I get as much as I can ready the night before.

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  56. Susan Christy says:

    Not very well!!!! I try to decide what I’m wearing the night before, and have my breakfast ready.

  57. soha molina says:

    I drink coffee.

  58. janetfaye says:

    I get up early but my mornings are easy.

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  59. I prepare some of the things before I sleep

  60. Rebecca Graham says:

    I plan out and do as much as I can the day before.

  61. Kristi C says:

    I wake up about an hour before everyone else so that I can get things together.

  62. Candice Montgomery says:

    By getting a good nights sleep

  63. Anastasia says:

    I try to get as much ready the night before so there is less to worry about in the morning 🙂

  64. Charlotte Padgett says:

    Since I am retired I don’t have a rushed morning like most of you. But I have always had to have a cup of coffee before I could get going.

  65. Tari Lawson says:

    I get things ready the night before so managing my mornings does not require much.

  66. Charles Burbridge says:

    I get up before most of the people in the house.

  67. rickel bar says:

    i get up before everyone else!

  68. Rod Jackson says:

    I manage with will power and a supportive hubby.

  69. Missy Frye says:

    I make sure no one speaks to me for at least 30 minutes after I wake and I follow a routine. I’m a creature of habit.

  70. Crystal F says:

    I get up a little earlier than the girls and do a load of laundry, fix lunches and get out their clothes for the day. This makes it easier for when I do get them up. Thank you!

  71. Coffee fixes everything haha

  72. Nannypanpan says:

    I try and organize my things the night before

  73. Cindy Merrill says:

    I keep a check off list on the fridge so that I leave the house with everything I need for my commute.

  74. I get up before everyone else to get a head start on things.

  75. Amanda S. says:

    I’m a list maker! It keeps me on top of what I should be doing all day long – including the mornings!

  76. I love to get as much ready the night before as possible and also go to bed with the house fairly clean.

  77. I get up first and have things in order by the time the house gets going

  78. Brittney House says:

    I plan ahead and get stuff ready the night before.

  79. Jimmy Rector says:

    get up early

  80. Denise B. says:

    I don’t have any busy mornings. I get up, make the beds, make breakfast, and start the day.

  81. I usually grab a protein bar and go.

  82. Lauren Olivia Wood says:

    I get up more than an hour before I have to leave the house.

  83. Monique Rizzo says:

    I prepare the night before.

  84. stephanie says:

    I manage the morning with coffee! My husband helps to get the kids dressed for me too so that I don’t have to worry about that part of the morning for them!

  85. Oh I try to get done as much as I can at night…so we are ready in the morning! Makes it go a bit smoother for me!

  86. Jennifer Tilson says:

    I just try to do as much organizing the night before. And, I use a timer to keep my kids on task.

  87. We take quick showers and eat something simple.

  88. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I drink lots of diet soda for a nice buzz

  89. Katherine Donovan says:

    I try to organize as much as I can the night before. It makes the morning run more smoothly.

  90. I have a routine

  91. Melissa S says:

    I try to stick to a routine, but honestly, I am usually running around trying to get everything together every morning.

  92. Debbie Stanton says:

    First, going to bed at a decent time so I can get up in the morning. Second, just sticking to a time schedule – coffee, breakfast by 7. Dressed, teeth, hair – no TV.

  93. with the help of my husband

  94. Wild Orchid says:

    I love to get as much done the night before to make mornings smoother.

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  95. Erica Barnes says:

    I try to get as much done the night before.

  96. tricia dunkle says:

    Planning and styaing as orgnaized as possible

  97. Karen Deva says:

    I lay out everything the night before. We have clothes laid out, backpacks packed, and lunches made and waiting in the fridge. The shoes and coats are by the door.

  98. christine jessamine says:

    I prepare everything I need the night before from clothes to food

  99. I am not awake in the morning so I usually don’t have anything to manage. I work from home as a web designer and I don’t have kids so I usually work (or mess around on the computer) until 3 or 4 AM and then sleep until noon. When I wake up, I eat breakfast, check my email and watch some CNN. I get dressed around 1 or 2 PM and get to work around 2:30. I work for a few hours before stopping for a supper break. I watch a few of my favorite TV shows or do some housework for an hour or two after supper before getting back to work. I work until I get bored and then mess around on the computer until I’m tired and ready for bed. If I did happen to have a meeting in the morning (very rare), then I make sure everything I need is set out the night before.

  100. Casey Everidge says:

    coffee is my best friend in the mornings!

  101. stacey b says:

    I manage my busy mornings by preparing my sons things for school the night before – and when I first wake up I start a pot of coffee! That always helps me to wake up.

  102. e michelle says:

    sually at about 50 miles an hour change the smallest set the bowls for cereal and off to work i go!

  103. Coffee always seems to help my mornings.

  104. natalie yeoman says:

    i eat a bowl of cereal in the morning to help me handle my day

  105. Kristy Thiel says:

    I try to get up before everyone else!

  106. I have a list.

  107. janna johnson says:

    prepare clothes and food the day before

  108. michelle jacobsen says:

    I make a todo list every night before bed. I also use my day planner every day

  109. s riches says:

    I manage by never oversleeping and keeping a positive attitude.

  110. Serena Powell says:

    I try to get everything I can ready the night before.

  111. sky evans says:

    I try to plan and get enough sleep.

  112. A lot of caffeine lol

  113. shelly peterson says:

    I try and pre-plan the night before and try and stay on task in the morning.

  114. Danielle says:

    I prepare the night before so I don’t have to do it all in the mornings.

  115. kelley wood says:

    Same as the others mainly..plan the night before and get up earlier to make sure it all goes smoothly and not feel so rushed!

  116. we stay on track of time

  117. Rebecca Williams says:

    Mornings are crazy at our house. I always fix their lunch the night before to help save time.

  118. Margaret J says:

    Layout clothes the night before, pack lunches if needed, and put backpacks, etc. near the door so we can grab-and-go. Thank you for the giveaway!

  119. virgil poore says:

    we manage them just minute by minute as best as we can lol then we enjoy a hot cup coffee and breath for minute and off again lol

  120. I manage my busy mornings by waking up 20 minutes early!

  121. Tabathia B says:

    One way is to have a daily breakfast schedule and plenty of fresh fruit on hand for the mornings

  122. Becky McDowell says:

    I eat a bowl of cereal, and a cup of hot tea

  123. We rotate…while one is in the shower, the other eats, etc. That way we’re not in each other’s way 🙂

  124. I manage by eating fruit and walking before leaving for work

  125. I manage busy mornings by knowing exactly what I have to do, and what time I have to wake up to make it happen. I also always make sure to eat breakfast!

  126. Susan Smith says:

    I try to get everything I can ready like lunches, clothes out and backpacks the night before.

  127. Wes Hovorka says:

    I manage my busy mornings by waking up as early as possible to get everything done.

  128. Sarah Hall says:

    I try to have things laid out the night before so we won’t be in such a rush in the morning.

  129. Erica C. says:

    I do everything I can the night before.

  130. Daniel M says:

    if it’s busy or late just a cup of coffee and out the door

  131. Lots of coffee and getting everything prepared the night before.

  132. I just try to do as much as I can the night before, and make sure I get up nice and early so I don’t have to rush!

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  133. with easy pre-prepared breakfast sandwiches! make a bunch at once, pop them in the toaster each day, good to go!

  134. CHRISTINA DUTRA says:

    i make everything the night before.

  135. wake up early and lots of coffee!

  136. I make sure I get everything (well, Almost everything) ready the night before. And a strong cup of coffee!

  137. I try to plan everything out the night before, lunches, clothes, etc.

  138. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I just take them one day at a time.

  139. Early riser. More time to do things in the morning.

  140. Theresa D says:

    I manage my busy mornings by preparing lunches the night before.

  141. Carolyn Daley says:

    I manage my day making a fruit smoothie and enjoying a small bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios.

  142. Francine Anchondo says:

    I put clothes out the night before.

  143. danielle Marie says:

    lots of caffeine and planning ahead.

  144. Rob Brown says:

    A large amount of coffee, then I’m good

  145. Laurie Emerson says:

    I manage by getting up a lot earlier than everyone else so I can get everything ready for the day.

  146. Jodie Rosenblum says:

    I wake up early and plan ahead!

  147. Karrie Millheim says:

    i drink alot of caffeiene and stay focused

  148. I have a morning schedule and try to stick to it.

  149. Water in the face, breakfast, and a quicker change of clothes then rocking tunes in the car to get me motivated

  150. Shauntea Crutcher says:

    Cereal or breakfast burritos.

  151. Jennifer Reed says:

    I manage busy morning by doing as much as possible the night before.

  152. i manage my busy mornings by getting up earlier than I would like!!

  153. I try to get almost everything done the night before, since I tend to snooze more often than I should!

  154. Annette French says:

    I try to do everything possible the night before.

  155. krystal wethington says:

    get everything ready the night before.

  156. melina r says:

    I manage the busy mornings by getting things ready the night before. just have to worry about the kids getting out of bed and getting dressed for school

  157. Carolsue says:

    I also try to get everything ready the night before. Or I leave notes to remind myself what I need to do.
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  158. tracey byram says:

    I have a morning routine that I stick with.

  159. PLan lunches and clothing attire at night.

  160. Kat Emerick says:

    by preparing the night before.

  161. I’m a night owl so I organize the night before and have everything ready

  162. heather s says:

    get everything ready the night before like lunches, clothes etc to make the morning better

  163. amanda whiltey says:

    i do as much as i can the night before so there is less to do in the morning

  164. Saver Sara says:

    I try to prep as much as possible the night before.

  165. Deborah Gardner says:

    Lots of coffee! I plan my outfits out the night before too.

  166. shanta spradlin says:

    I have the children to help out in the morning’s

  167. Coffee. Lots & lots of coffee.

  168. Vikki Billings says:

    I get everything ready the night before because it makes things move much more quickly

  169. Charlene S. says:

    A good breakfast & LOTS of caffeine 🙂

  170. I try to as much as I can the night before so the mornings are not as hectic and I don’t forget things

  171. Jenny Q. says:

    I try to do as much as I can the night before. I have my children pick out their clothes the night before and I pack up their lunchboxes because it gets pretty busy with a family of 6.

  172. Kathy Pease says:

    I try to get as much ready the night before so I am not running around crazy in the morning

  173. with panic and luck! i try to get up as early as i can manage 🙂

  174. I make my son’s lunch the night before to give me more time in the morning

  175. Penny Snyder says:

    Get up 15 min. earlier than needed!

  176. I make breakfast the night before and I wake up earlier than my family to get prepared for the morning.

  177. sara wood says:

    I try to do as much the night before as possible.

  178. susan smoaks says:

    i get up earlier than everyone else so i have time to get ready in the mornings without the distractions.

  179. Plan things the night before

  180. Virginia Rowell says:

    I usually don’t plan, I multi task every morning and the one thing I do forget to do is eat. These would be great for on the go.

  181. Vicki D. says:

    I think everything out the night before. Then, when I get out of bed and have my morning coffee, I already have a plan.

  182. CharityS says:

    I always plan the night before, and I eat my breakfast on the go.

  183. Rebecca Lock says:

    I do as much as I can the night before to make the morning easier.

  184. tina reynolds says:

    I lay clothes out night before and make lunches night before

  185. tina reynolds says:

    I lay clothes out night before and make lunches night before thanks for the chance

  186. I don’t have too many busy mornings anymore, but when I do I take out my clothes I’m going to wear the night before.

  187. Kelly Britton says:

    I eat a good breakfast with a cup of very hot coffee!

  188. Getting plenty of rest!

  189. Ashley Tucker says:

    I prep everything the night before.

  190. amy deeter says:

    i have everything ready the night before i need it

  191. I set everythibng out at night that we will need and this helps with the trouble

  192. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    I have to make lists to get my morning organized.

  193. Melinda Stephens says:

    I don’t really manage my mornings. That is probably why I never get to eat breakfast until lunch time.

  194. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I try to get stuff ready teh night before

  195. Christian Alejandro says:

    I don’t use the snooze button to avoid the rushing.

  196. I usually slurp down a yogurt or run out the door eating a granola or cereal bar of some sort.

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