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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Week in Pictures 10/6/14

Happy October!!! So I’m a little late. It has been a hectic week…

Always spending time at school and now I shadow at the clinic 2 days per week. I had to go up to campus an extra day this week so that kind of stunk. 4 hours of commuting kills me!

At least the train station is pretty

I caught up on my

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Enjoying the Spring

Happy Monday!  It has been over a week since my last blog, wow!  It is so busy right now at school.  The end of the semester is always the hardest time and now that I have joined a research group, the workload is even heavier.  On the scale of priorities, writing a blog post isn’t always very high.  Anyway!

Some little updates, my April challenge

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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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Garden Update & Week Plan

Happy Weekend!

Well, Rob is away fishing today so I figured I would take a break from house cleaning and write a quick blog.  I’ve got a long list of things to do today before school orientation tomorrow.  It is going to be a busy week!  I’m so glad school doesn’t officially start until Wednesday.  Its like a “soft opening” for me.  I think

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Weekend Tidbits

Happy Monday!  This weekend was so nice and relaxing!  Rob and I haven’t got much time to just spend together at home and we got to do that at least a little bit this weekend.

We’ve had some projects to do around the house.  I had curtains to shorten for our back door (got them at Ikea).

We also got a new closet

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Week in Pictures & Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

I just feel like babbling today so I’m just going to share the pictures I’ve taken all week (bonus recipe is at the bottom!)

First, our garden is doing great! Check out those squash plants!! They aren’t growing up the fence like we wanted by the watermelon are so I guess they are spacing themselves out accordingly? I am really excited how

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Late Bloomers

Things have been pretty boring around here which is why you’ve been getting a lot of health blogs and nothing else!  We do have one new project going on though.  Rob decided to start a garden this year!

Where we live (New Jersey), you can start your plants from April-June.  Rob wanted to try to have squash and pumpkin for Halloween so he

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Achilles Fasciitis?

First up, my smoothie of the day! Today’s smoothie only made about 8-10 ounces. Perfect because I only wanted a snack.

1 Banana 1 tablespoon Almond Butter 1/4 cup Almond Milk 1 tablespoon Coconut Milk 2 mini Lindt Truffles (or chocolate of choice) 4 ice cubes Sprinkle of Chia Seeds

I totally forgot to add my supplements today. Oh well! This was super delicious though.

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