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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Inside My Lunch Box & More

First, this is my official announcement that you should not expect more than 2-3 blog posts for the next 2 weeks until the end of Finals.  Right now, I can get ahead but next weekend, I will have 2 take home finals, a term paper to write, and a full day rugby tournament to attend and photograph and help with (since you know, my husband

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6 Tips for Easy Healthy Food Prep

Following the Super Shred Diet requires a lot of planning ahead and food preparation. Rob and I spent about 3 hours on Sunday slicing, dicing, and baking almost everything we would need for the entire first week of the plan. This is in addition to the time spent shopping for all of the ingredients and pre-made foods we would need. Here are some of the

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30-By-30 & Super Shred Diet

Weight: 181 lbs

Instead of the usual 30 By 30 update this week, I’m going to talk about “the plan” for the next few weeks.

I’m obviously stuck in a rut. My workouts are a bit irregular but getting better. My nutrition is great some days and iffy to poor other days. Something drastic needs to happen. I mentioned this week that Rob and I

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Skipping the Cardio

My workout went great yesterday! I am always a little apprehensive about doing no cardio at all when I go to the gym but I have to trust in the system and know that the lifting is the right way to go for me. Also, I do not want to completely exhaust myself when I am the gym or I might not survive my 14

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Meal Planning with One Pot

I feel like the holidays are finally over.  I took the weekend to rest and recover a bit from the long semester and then the Christmas craziness but now it is time to get back to business. 

Last night, I dug out all of my best cookbooks and since Rob is the picky eater in the house, I told him to pick 5 recipes

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