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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Starting Anew with Healthy Habits

Happy Hump Day! So far, work has been going well. Everyone is really nice and open to help me out as I learn the software and everything else. It has been a lot of information but I am still enjoying it anyway. So far so good!

I figured before I started that I should just jump in with healthy habits right away. Sunday, Rob and

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No More Staycation!

I got good news today: my background check has gone through its first round and I can start work on Monday! Woohoo! Sadly, my extended unpaid vacation is over but I’m actually really happy about that. While it might sound nice to have all this time at home, I get super board and don’t want to do anything. I prefer being somewhat busy and having

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Buying Local Groceries

Good morning! Last week was pretty slow on the fitness front. I was taking it easy, not stressing or killing myself. I even skipped the gym all week. I actually did that because I needed to field phone calls and other important things but I didn’t make up those workouts either. It was a rest week and it felt good. Your body needs that sometimes!

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January Wrap Up

Wow I missed a whole week of blogging! Let’s do lots of pictures and less text today.

Monday: Digging my sister out of her house

Michele’s first time at Chipotle!

Clothes shopping! How do I look?

Kitty Prison

Spent most of Tuesday afternoon carrying this little cutie around!

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Rob’s 32nd Birthday Celebrations

This weekend, Rod and I had absolutely no plans at all. It was Rob’s birthday on Saturday so I left it up to him what we would do. On Saturday, I had made plans with his parents to go out to dinner but Rob decided he wanted to stay in and cook dinner himself. He likes to make pasta and his mom had never had

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Meal Mixing

The weekend before last, I was feeling super sick with allergies. My husband was totally awesome though and did a bunch of food prep for me since I’m too busy during the week to cook!

I made hardboiled eggs earlier in the day. He cooked up salmon, steak, chicken, and sausages for protein choices. He also made steamed broccoli, rice, and fresh homemade pasta

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WIAW: Inside My Cooler

Okay, this isn’t what I’ve got on the menu today I took this picture and have been dying to share. I got these for a friend’s birthday (my mom took some too). My favorite this time was the PBJ cupcake. It was creepy since it tasted so much like a regular PBJ sandwich. Weird.

So anyway! Wednesday is my long day at school. I

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Fall Recipe Love

I might have gotten a little excited at the grocery store this week. We normally do most of our shopping at a wholesale store so I loved the variety at the regular grocery store this time!

Where did those spice wafers come from?

I knew I would have lots of time to cook so I wanted to try out some new recipes.

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