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Brinner with Krusteaz {+giveaway}

Anyone else love breakfast for dinner? Or Brinner?

Serioulsy, it’s one of my favorites.

Easy, quick, delicious, kid friendly. Winner winner breakfast dinner.

Luke is in l.o.v.e with pancakes lately. And he loves to help in the kitchen.


So, when Krusteaz approached me about doing a review of their pancake mixes for their breakfast night program, I honestly couldn’t say yes fast enough.


For Krusteaz, every Wednesday night is Breakfast Night, where the family can spend quality time together and enjoy a meal that’s easy, familiar, and delicious.


{amen to that!}

And you guys, breakfast night couldn’t be any easy than with Krusteaz products. Their mixes are complete and all you have to do is add water, mix and cook.

And thankfully, I have the perfect 3 year old helper.





And EAT. Smile


And Krusteaz  has offered to do a giveaway for R4C readers –>

Giveaway includes Krusteaz mixes: Buttermilk pancake, Belgian waffle, Blueberry pancake, and wild blueberry muffin. PLUS a squeeze bottle, a spatula and a coupon for free product.

Awesome, right?

There are 4 ways to enter. Please make sure to leave a separate comment below for each entry.

1 –> leave a comment below telling me which pancake mix you would be most excited to make!

2 –> Follow Krusteaz and Running4Cupcakes on Instagram.

3 –> Follow Krusteaz and Running4Cupcakes on Facebook.

4 –> Tweet the following with a link back to this post:
I want to win an amazing breakfast night prize pack from @Krusteaz and @runs4cupcakes *insert link*

The contest closes at midnight on October 4th, 2015  and I’ll announce the winner shortly after. Good luck!


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My favorite Egg Cups

I love eggs for dinner.

Quick, easy, healthy.

Customizable for what I have in the fridge.

Good for re-heating for leftovers, I love taking them for lunch the next day.

My favorite egg cups are a variation of this recipe:

#1. Day old bread (I love buying day old bread from Jimmy John’s – you can get a whole loaf for $0.49!) –> cut into cubes.


#2. Sausage. Whatever you like – maple sausage, low-fat, turkey, veggie sausage. Cooked and cut up into bit sized chunks. You could also sub in bacon. Or leave it out all together.


#3. Add veggies. Whatever you have in the fridge will do. I made some last week with leftover roasted broccoli. I also like using the pepper/onion frozen veggie mix.

#4. Whisk a bunch of eggs together. Again, you can do the whole egg or egg whites. And pour over top of bread/sausage/veggie mixtures.


#5. Top with cheese. I love cream cheese – it adds a creamy texture to the egg cups. But you can use any cheese you want!



#6. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or until eggs are set and cooked thru.


#6. Dinner is ready!


Do you cook with eggs? What’s your favorite combination?

I am linking up with Peas & Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday this week!


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3 ingredient pancakes

So, one thing I am really loving about this Advocare 24DC is that I am trying new things that I probably would have never tried before. See, I love pancakes. Perkins has the best pancakes – IMHO – both buttermilk and potato. If I am making them at home, I have to follow this recipe that uses Chobani – YUM!

But on my challenge = no flour, no sugar, no dairy.

But, I want to eat some pancakes!

I found inspiration from this recipe.  . .

And made these.


Now, don’t be fooled – they don’t taste like regular pancakes. Banana pancakes, maybe, but not fluffy Perkins buttermilk pancakes. But a great clean-eating healthy breakfast that I will be making again. *In fact, after I made them the first time, I made them again the next day – but a double batch so I would have leftovers.

3 ingredient pancakes
1 banana
2 eggs
1/4 t baking powder



Mix together –>I think the blender works the best.

Spray a pan with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Pour a small circle onto pan. Wait for bubbles to form. Flip. Enjoy.

I think these are amazing with a little bit of nut butter. Whoa. So good.


And you better believe there is a stash in my fridge ready for a quick breakfast anytime. IMHO – I think they taste awesome cold from the fridge.


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running4cupcakes ABCs

running4cupcakes ABCs

Late last week I saw Julie post the “ABCs of PBF” on her blog and I loved it! I really enjoy learning more about bloggers and I figured I would give it a go on my blog this morning. Let’s get started!

A.   Age: 28

B.    Bed size: Queen

Someone likes to be right in the middle!

C.   Chore you hate: laundry – It is never finished!

D.   Dogs: Best animal ever.

E.    Essential start to your day: CSL (caramel skim latte)


F.  Favorite color: Pink – so much so I had to have it in my wedding dress!

G.  Gold or silver: Silver

H.  Height: 5’4”

I.   Instruments you play: Flute

J.   Job title: Family Practice Physician 3rd year resident.

My fellow residents

K.  Kids: None, someday!

L.  Live: Mankato, MN.

M. Mom’s name: Mary.

N.  Nicknames: KT, Kate, Honey bunny, Boo, bushneke (a throw back to my maiden name and email address from college)

O.  Overnight hospital stays: None while a patient, lots while working!

P.  Pet peeve: Driving a convertible with the top down and windows rolled up!

Q.  Quote from a movie: “Can Princess Sophia come out to play” How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. .  . Love that movie!

R.  Righty or Lefty: Right.

S.   Siblings: One younger sister, Laura, and one older sister, Jenny.

T.   Time you wake up: 7 a.m. on weekdays and around 8-9 a.m. on weekends.

U.   Underwear: yes!.

V.    Vegetables you dislike: Brussel sprouts

W.   What makes you run late: Abby pretending she needs to go outside and then won’t come back inside because she knows when she does, we will be leaving her – seriously she is too smart!

X.    X-rays you’ve had: Just one, for my foot (Stress fracture after marathon #2)

Y.    Yummy food you make: Lots! Some favorites- enchiladas, chicken parmesan,  and white chocolate chip cookies

Z.     Zoo animal favorite: Tigers

Breakfast was the same as yesterday. I am loving bananas right now!

Tuesday morning breakfast!

Abby was of course being cute too.

Do you want to play with my sheep?

Off to work, have a good Tuesday!

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Goal #2

So, if you have been following along, you may remember that I set the following goal for myself last week:

Katie’s Goal for this week: Eat something in addition to the caramel skim latte (CSL) for breakfast.


I was actually suprised at how well it went. I was afraid that adding calories at the begining of the day would make it harder for me to stay on track for total calories throughout the day. NOPE! It actually helped! Eating a little bit more for breakfast, help me get to lunch and not be starving, so ate less at lunch. Then, because I didn’t overeat at lunch, I would be hungry for my afternoon snack, which would then get me through my workout and to dinner – again not starving! Eat a normal dinner, without my normal 2nds, and even have room for some dessert! Awesome. I ate dessert every night and still lost 2 pounds this week. By far, a banana is the easiest thing to add to my morning latte, but I am hoping to further expand my breakfast as I continue to work on this goal.

Now, week 2!

My goal for this week is to get a fitness assessment at the YMCA.

 The YMCA is really nice, they will do a full fitness assessment, including measurments, body fat/muscle analysis and a fitness eval, all for free! The problem is I have always been too embarassed to do it. .  . it’s hard to get on a scale in front of another person, no matter what your size or weight! But, I have always wanted to do it and thought it would be a good goal to do this week! Many thanks to Tina from Carrots’N’Cake for inspiring me to do this via her own ‘Lose the Dough’ challenge.

My plan will be to do it this week and then in about a month (begining of April) repeat it. I think that will be good motivation to up my workout game!

Have you ever done a fitness assessment?


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Early morning

Every morning my husband gets up about 5:30am to work out. Usually, since I am NOT a morning person, I am able to go back to sleep until about 7am when I usually get up. This morning, I couldn’t fall back asleep! So, after lying in bed for about an hour and snuggling with Abby, I got up. Whenever this happens, I have no idea what to do with my extra hour in the morning. It’s not quite enough time to work out, too early to eat breakfast, too early to go into work. . . So, I spent some time playing around with this blog and watching DVR of the Biggest Loser from last night.

 I also read some of my most recent SHAPE magazine.  There was a good quote:

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

Breakfast was my usual CSL. Enjoyed from my Inn on Lake Superior mug

The Inn on Lake Superior mug

 from our trip to Duluth  for a medical conference last fall.

The lift bridge Duluth, MN, October 2010Duluth, MN, October 2010

I also added 2 clementines.

Love the orange color!

Someone wanted attention while I was blogging this am!

You can pet me and type at the same time, right?

OK, then just pet me!

Have a good Wednesday!

What do you do when you wake up early in the morning?

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