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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Love for Trails

I really need to get out of the house!  Yesterday, I had so many distractions but the biggest one was this little cutie:

She is our shyest cat but not around me!  She just constantly wants to be pet.  I guess I need to figure out a new place to work.  Getting out of the house would be great but the only real option

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Rebel Eater

This weekend, I started a little challenge with some friends from SparkPeople to photograph everything we eat for the entire month of June.  I had already started doing that last week on my own so I figured I should just join and get the support of other people in it with me.  We are all texting each other throughout the day to be accountable also.

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Book Review: “Shred:The Revolutionary Diet”

Recently, my sister won a copy of the new book “Shred: The Revolutionary Diet” by Ian K. Smith, MD.  I had seen copies of this at the bookstore and on my Amazon feed so I asked if I could borrow it before she read it.  What a quick read it was!

The Basics

The book is basically a 6 week quick weight loss plan.  The

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Low Stomach Acid Solutions

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, dietician, nutritionist, or any other food/health/medical expert. All of the information in this blog post has been gathered on the internet and I’m simply sharing what I read. If you are having digestive distress, I would recommend that you speak with your doctor immediately and not self diagnose.

It is an ongoing battle over here, Angela vs.

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Stressing Over Health

Yesterday, I ate about 3493 calories.  That is ridiculous.  This is the exact reason why I decided to start tracking my food again even though I hate to do it.  I knew there were too many “bad” days happening and yesterday was one of them as you can see.  I knew it would be bad but I had no idea it would be that

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Book Review: Practical Paleo

Finally! The book review is here! I bought this book a few weeks ago with the intention of using it solely as a cookbook. Boy was I mistaken. I started to just “peruse” and “skim” it but before I knew it, I was totally engulfed. I’ve read several Paleo Diet (PD from now on) books before, all different in their own way but this one

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Pumpkin Pancakes & Paleo Life

Good morning!  So, I’m a little behind on blogs lately but to my lack of inspiration last week and earlier this week so today is going to be a mish mosh.  Let’s go!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Sadly, this recipe was inspired by another website but I honestly can’t remember which.  I didn’t write it down so I guess this is my own version since I just

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Easy Microwaveable Omelet

This is one of my go-to meals for morning cooking.  I can’t stand slaving away over the stove but I really love omelets.  I’m also terrible at making them on the stove.  I almost always burn it or break it.  So I’ve figured out how to make the perfect omelet in the microwave!  Now there is no excuse that you don’t have time to cook

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