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: 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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6 Tips for Easy Healthy Food Prep

Following the Super Shred Diet requires a lot of planning ahead and food preparation. Rob and I spent about 3 hours on Sunday slicing, dicing, and baking almost everything we would need for the entire first week of the plan. This is in addition to the time spent shopping for all of the ingredients and pre-made foods we would need. Here are some of the

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The Playground

I have been super busy lately!  First, good news is that I have been hitting the gym a lot lately.  I went to Zumba twice because a friend was teaching, and Rob and I have been playing in the “CrossFit” room at the gym.

My Playground

I love this room and it is luckily at the gym location closest to my house.  We

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Meal Planning with One Pot

I feel like the holidays are finally over.  I took the weekend to rest and recover a bit from the long semester and then the Christmas craziness but now it is time to get back to business. 

Last night, I dug out all of my best cookbooks and since Rob is the picky eater in the house, I told him to pick 5 recipes

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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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Pumpkin Pancakes & Paleo Life

Good morning!  So, I’m a little behind on blogs lately but to my lack of inspiration last week and earlier this week so today is going to be a mish mosh.  Let’s go!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Sadly, this recipe was inspired by another website but I honestly can’t remember which.  I didn’t write it down so I guess this is my own version since I just

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Zucchini Noodles

Yesterday, I had loads of energy!  I don’t know why but I’ll take it!  I drove down to school and set up camp in my office for a few hours until a stomach issue sent me packing.  Even though I ate completely Paleo, some foods still bothered me.  I’m probably also still recovering from Sunday when I had a few bad things.  It takes a

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Turkey Days & 5Ks

Good morning!  Yes, it is as early as you think it is.  I use to always blog in the AM but lately I haven’t had time.  Good news today though is that I slept ok and woke up fine for my alarm!  Actually, according to FitBit, I slept terrible though…

My sleep has been really awful and I think its contributing to the generally

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