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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Paleo Bread

I got it in my head a few days ago that I wanted to try making the Paleo bread recipe I had seen on Carrots N Cake.  The recipe wasn’t from her but from Elana’s Pantry (click for recipe).  I tossed around the different recipes she had but finally settled on the one recommended by CNC.  First, I had to the hit the heath food

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Memorial Day Weekend 2012

Happy Memorial Day!!!  I hope you you are all enjoying your weekend.  It was a long weekend from Rob and I and I have really been enjoying the time off!  It has been jam packed though with all sorts of fun!

Friday, after my doctor’s appointment, I spent the whole day making a gift for Lauren because her engagement party was Saturday night.  The project

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Creative Meals

I don’t have a topic picked out for today!  I am blog-theme-less.  Oy.  And since I was just sitting down to breakfast and people yesterday on SparkPeople seemed super excited about my oatmeal, I figured I would just post some pictures of food and how I made them!

Friday, at my Pampered Chef party, the consultant Anne made some lovely dips for us to

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How to Cook Part 1: Shrimp and Veggies (Video)

Cooking blog on how to make a quick easy dinner with things I had on hand. It is a total of 12 minutes and in that time, I make dinner from beginning to end!

Figuring it Out

As I told you yesterday, I really hate salads.  I just don’t know why.  Maybe the flavors never blend well for me.  But then, I went out to lunch with a friend on Tuesday and remembered how much I love chopped salads.  I think its because I can scoop it up and there is a little of everything in each bite.  It totally changes the

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Homemade Vinaigrette

With this whole Paleo thing, the only way to not go crazy trying to eat all those veggies is to accept that I need to eat salads.  I have a love/hate relationship with salads.  I love to eat them when prepared by someone else but when I make them at home, its just never the same.  Anyway, I knew I needed to change this and

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New Food Adventures

Yesterday was a pretty low key day.  The second I got up, I forced myself to work out.  I wasn’t feeling it at all so I chose to do a strength training DVD to make things simple (Inside Out Method Pure Strength).  I didn’t get any cardio out of it but 20 minutes of ST is better than nothing!

My eating wasn’t the greatest.  I

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Tips on Meal Planning

This week, I made an effort to plan out my meals and it worked really well. I used to do this in the past and I think it was a giant factor in my weight loss and weight maintenance. When you start it for the first time though, it can seem daunting and meal plans you find online aren’t always going to suit you so

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