Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Angela. I am a scientist, wife, cat-mom, and fitness enthusiast. This page is my personal blog, and you will find a range of topics, centered around healthy living. Why “The Chicken Scoop”?  Well, when I started this blog, we had just gotten a small flock of chickens and the name just stuck!  I hope you enjoy your visit!

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Book Review: Eat The Yolks

It isn’t really a secret around here that I am a big fan of the Paleo Diet. When this book came out, I wanted a copy but just couldn’t rationalize spending the money on a book that probably told me things I already knew. When the Kindle copy went on sale, I jumped right on it!

I am very happy I ended up buying

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Book Review: Cooking with Coconut Oil

Last week, I was kindly provided with a copy of the new cookbook Cooking with Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland over at Guilty Kitchen.  This cookbook was provided to me for free by the author and FitFluential for the purpose of giving feedback.  This review is all my own, honest opinions.

Cooking with Coconut Oil doesn’t just have great recipes but they are also gluten-free

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Book Review: Grain Brain

If you are familiar with my blog, you know I support the Paleo Diet and often eat that way (though not always).  At one time, I was a distance runner so I thought I needed more carbs than non-endurance athletes, but as a recovering injured runner that isn’t the case now.  Also, a few months ago, I was looking for research on the “right

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Book Review: Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

I received this book for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. I was compensated in no other way.

When I got the opportunity to get a copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle by Tom Venuto, I jumped at the chance! I loved the description of the book and couldn’t wait to get started. Sadly, it came during midterms

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Book Review: Fit2Fat2Fit

I picked up this book on the clearance rack of my local book shop a few weeks ago. Once I got around to reading it, it only took me about 2 days to finish it. I’ve seen a number of mixed reviews online for it and figured I should put in my two cents.


Fit2Fat2Fit is a book about a trainer (Drew Manning,

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Book Review: “Shred:The Revolutionary Diet”

Recently, my sister won a copy of the new book “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet” by Ian K. Smith, MD.  I had seen copies of this at the bookstore and on my Amazon feed so I asked if I could borrow it before she read it.  What a quick read it was!

The Basics

The book is basically a 6 week quick weight loss plan.  The

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Book Review: Practical Paleo

Finally! The book review is here! I bought this book a few weeks ago with the intention of using it solely as a cookbook. Boy was I mistaken. I started to just “peruse” and “skim” it but before I knew it, I was totally engulfed. I’ve read several Paleo Diet (PD from now on) books before, all different in their own way but this one

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Book Review: It Starts With Food

A couple of weeks ago, I received a copy of “It Starts with Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  I was really excited, as this book has been on my wish list for a while now.  Of course, it arrived right before finals so I couldn’t get to reading it any faster but I’m finally done!  So on with the review!

The Basics: 

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