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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DVD Review & Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Good morning!  First, let’s talk about my workout yesterday.  Strength training is super important and I have been a little slacking on it so instead of a run, I decided I would do a DVD.  I love Bob Harper’s Inside Out method series of DVDs.  These are not for the weak, they really kick my butt every time.  Bob’s Workout was no different!  I just

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Triathlon (Of Sorts)

Good morning everyone!  So I had the most amazing time at the gym last night!  I attended Zumba, Body Pump, and Yoga.  All of the classes were excellent and the people at the gym were really friendly.  Yoga reminded me how much I love it!  Did you know I started doing yoga when I was about 13 or 14?  Yep, its been a long time

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Review: Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Blend

Oh. My. Goodness.

I never loved a nut butter this much in my life. LoL, I know that is a lot from me since I’m so obsessed with nut butters but seriously this is delicious.  I have been eyeing it for months at the store.  We just found out this store is closing (our only healthy grocery store around!  Noooo!) So I finally caved

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Review: Wild Friends Nut Butter

This stuff is going to be the death of me. I got a 4 pack deal from Open Sky and it arrived while I was at school. I seriously just tried my first bite and Oh. My. Goodness. I added a scoop of the “Sneaky Cinnamon” into my oatmeal (that I am eating as we speak) and it is amazing! It is cinnamon and raisins

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Product Review: Chia Charger Peanut Butter

Chia Charger is a brand of nut butters with added chia seeds. They come in different varieties. I ordered a package of 3 different kinds from Open Sky and they arrived about a week ago. Last night, I was hankering for a quick snack and decided I would try the chocolate one (Manhattan Mud) on some bread.

This was one of the creamy butters but

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Local Eats: Bobby Chez

Yesterday,we we pressed for time during dinner since we were still out doing errands. We tried just hitting Applebee’s since it was nearby but there was a 30 minute wait at 4:30PM! OMG! No way were we waiting for that so we headed toward our next errand and tried to think of places along the way. We realized we hadn’t been to Bobby Chez

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How to Choose Your Sweetness

***A question came up on a group I participate in on the types of sweeteners that are safe. Here is a blog I originally wrote on September 2, 2010 on sugars and sugar substitutes!***

Artificial or Natural, everyone has their favorite sweetener. In the modern world with a Starbucks on every other corner (literally if you have ever walked a few blocks in NYC),

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FS: Chocolate Pudding


Snack Pack Chocolate Pudding Ingredients: Water, Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Vegetable Oil (Contains One or More of the Following: Palm Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Sunflower Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Less than 2% of: Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Artificial Flavors, Color Added. Snack Pack Reduced Calorie Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding Ingredients: Water, Maltitol, Modified Corn

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