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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Recipe Interwebs

With my new motivation for a stricter diet (weight loss, more energy, better digestion, etc.), I was at a bit of a loss for some new recipes. I really, really want to be more Paleo (like a 5th Shade of Paleo), so it was an even bigger challenge for me. First, I bought this HUGE container of lettuce at BJs Wholesale. Now, I sit, and

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Day 1: Reprioritizing

Yesterday, I did my best to be a healthy living blogger, reprioritizing making health important again: I ate good foods, I worked out (!), I tweeted, and I took pictures of everything!

First, I started my day off with my confessional blog and some breakfast.  Coffee with cream and sugar (my one major vice but I use only a little) and some microwaved eggs.  For

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Food Fridays: Lamb, Chicken, & Okra

This week, I had my nice camera with me which makes for excellent food photos! 

First, that lovely Lamb Roast we made on Sunday.  It was on clearance sale at the store so we picked it up and made it for us and my parents.  Simple enough, I just inserted some garlic into it and covered it in herb butter (store bought).  Then

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Friday Wrapup

I’m in a strange mood this morning! Things are just cracking me up! Could be that I was just sitting here flipping through my friend Esther’s Pinterest Funny Stuffs Board. I don’t know why (probably the mental image), but this one had me laughing out loud:

Ah man, I’m done with that now. My abs hurt too much for laughing! From all that P90X!!! YEAH!

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Delicious Eats: Breakfast Muffins, Italian Chicken and Broccoli, & Cauliflower Beef Stew

This week, I did my meal planning backwards. I noticed on my way to school that my favorite farm stand had just opened. I stopped in and got whatever looked delicious.

Then I based my meals around what I had bought. Of course, I have leftover stuff but it will last til next week. So, I haven’t cooked since Monday and its been wonderful!

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MudManX–My First Mud Run!

This weekend was jam packed!  First off, Friday, I had to come home early for a doctor’s appointment.  Luckily I was there because my sister needed me to help her move some stuff at the very last minute and the new Jeep came in handy!  Then the rest of the evening was spent baking cookies for Lauren’s Christmas in July Party!

We had

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Delicious Eats: Recipes of the Week

Today’s blog is all about food!  Between Pinterest and PunchFork, I have recipes coming out the wazoo!  I prefer PunchFork because there are more healthy recipes there and my favorite Paleo cook, Nom Nom Paleo, is one of the contributors.  Pinterest is nice when I’m browsing the web and want to save a recipe I find.  But with all these saved recipes, I should really

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Fit Friday!

Good morning! Can I tell I couldn’t think of a good blog title? LoL. Lots of things going on today! First thing, I had a fun trip to Walmart last night. Haha. I got some craft supplies for a project I am doing. Then I hit the workout section and found a Yoga DVD I have been wanting! I also found a DVD for only

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