Simplified Mornings with Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials #50YearsofBreakfast #CollectiveBias

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Weekday mornings are a zoo at my house. I’m sure most mothers can relate, but trying to send a teen and a preschooler off to school, feed and let out the dogs, AND get myself ready for work is almost impossible most days. We’re usually frantic…and we’re usually late. If you spend any time at my house in the morning, you’ll likely hear ALL of these, and all in the same day.

“GET UP! We’re already late!”

“Did you brush your teeth?”

“Where is your other shoe?”

“Just GET in the car!”

Which gets me thinking – this really isn’t much different from when I was growing up. My mom tried her best, but it seemed like we were forever behind. It probably doesn’t help, but as kids my siblings and I were all night owls. We loved going to bed late, and had such a hard time getting p in the morning. Much like my own kids I guess (as I type this, my 4-year-old didn’t fall asleep until 10:15pm…and he has school in the morning).

One thing that was constant throughout our busy mornings was breakfast. My mother instilled in us the importance of breakfast early on. She always told us that a good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. She said that if we ate breakfast everyday, we’d have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. I remember having breakfast all the time and on-the-go breakfasts (for obvious reasons) were the norm. One of our favorites as kids remains one of my kids’ favorites and we always have some on-hand in the pantry…Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials.


Easily found at your local Walmart, Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials, while being delicious and super-nutritious, are also really affordable. Located in the breakfast aisle, Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials is only $5.87 for 14 servings!


I love serving Nestlé Carnation Breakfast Essentials to my family because I can rest assured that I am feeding my kids a nutritious breakfast. Each serving offers 2x the protein of an egg, 2x the calcium of yogurt, 2x the vitamin D of an 8 fl. oz. glass of milk, and 2x the vitamin C of a 4 fl. oz. glass of orange juice. Knowing this, why would I not have my kids drink this for breakfast?!?! Oh, and in case you’re wondering, it tastes great too and my 4-year-old loves it!


Right now, Carnation has an awesome promotion going on:

    1. Buy any 2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials products.
    2. Get a clear photo of your entire receipt and then text with keyword BREAKFAST to 811811 for submission instructions or email it to or upload your receipt.
    3. You will receive a code back once the receipt has been verified that you can share with your friends and family for a free breakfast! (up to a $7.99 value). Participants can enter by texting a number, emailing, or uploading a photo of the receipt to the website.


So easy to get a free breakfast! What’s your family’s favorite on-the-go breakfast?

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  1. I’ve never tried it but really should because I always skip breakfast and can feel it by 10:30. It seems I never have the time. I love that we can share it with family and friends for free too!
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  2. This is a great way to get some vitamins and minerals packed into a quick breakfast. Sometimes its hard to get that taken care of first thing in the morning.
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  3. With the little bit of time I have to eat in the mornings, these would be perfect. I’ll have to pick up a pack.
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  4. These taste so good too! My niece started drinking these in the mornings before school!

  5. I loved Nestle Carnation when I was a kid! I haven’t picked it up for my own kids yet (probably out of fear that they’d spill on themselves & we’d have to start our whole morning routine over), but now that they are older I’m sure they could handle it. Adding it to the shopping list.
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  6. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Carnation Breakfast is so delicious. I like to add it to my morning smoothies for a great breakfast.

  7. I have not tried this yet. I will have to look for it next trip to town.
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  8. These sound great! I’ve been hearing really good things about these Carnation Breakfast and would love to try myself!

  9. That is a great on-the-go breakfast option! I feed hubby a breakfast but I also send him out with a breakfast bar. That helps him get through mid-morning on the go.

  10. Oh, this is an incredible deal. I am always searching for something for breakfast that everyone will eat. I know I can’t miss with Carnation Breakfast Essentials, and WalMart is just 6 miles away.

  11. I grew up with Carnation Breakfast Essentials and fondly remember just how delicious and satisfying they were. I had no idea it was still around and look forward to picking some up to share with my own kids soon!
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  12. I love how many breakfast options are out there, especially when on a time crunch!
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  13. I hear ya, mornings can be rough! I’ll have to try this with my son – he hates eating breakfast, but loves to drink!
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  14. I really need to try this stuff out. I’m the worst at having a proper breakfast.
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  15. Oh, I’ll have to give this a shot! Since it’s free, why not?
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  16. Mornings are so hectic in my household. I’m usually the one running around! I remember having Carnation when I was a little girl – my mom would fix it for me on the go!
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  17. I love Carnation breakfast. It’s a great way to get in nutrition when we don’t have time for a cooked meal.
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  18. We used to drink these all the time. I completely forgot about them as an option. Toast with butter seems to be my kids go to breakfast.
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  19. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I have drank this for a long time. It is quick and easy in the morning.

  20. I agree with you mornings can be so hectic thanks for sharing your tips to start the day in a more positive note #client
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