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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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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Zucchini Noodles

Yesterday, I had loads of energy!  I don’t know why but I’ll take it!  I drove down to school and set up camp in my office for a few hours until a stomach issue sent me packing.  Even though I ate completely Paleo, some foods still bothered me.  I’m probably also still recovering from Sunday when I had a few bad things.  It takes a

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Whole30 Out

First off, the bed news: I’ve decided to not continue with the Whole30.

There are a number of reasons why I’ve decided to stop doing the program.  My heart wasn’t in it from the start (I had been debating on it since Christmas) and the list of “no’s” and “not alloweds” the last few days drove me crazy.  Also, I already eat a mostly Paleo

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Book Review: It Starts With Food

A couple of weeks ago, I received a copy of “It Starts with Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.  I was really excited, as this book has been on my wish list for a while now.  Of course, it arrived right before finals so I couldn’t get to reading it any faster but I’m finally done!  So on with the review!

The Basics: 

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Big Plans for January

I’ve got big things planned for 2013.  Huge.  Its going to be the best year yet!  If I can get my act together…  I’m not going to wake up January 1st and suddenly be motivated and excited for all my big plans.  No, I have to start working on them now.

Big Plan #1:  1000 MilesDebra’s Leap Into Fitness 1000 Miles in 2013 challenge.  She’s

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A Paleo Yogi

Good morning!  I may be a little peppy this morning from my AM Yoga I did.  I have been really tight and sore lately and I think I need to incorporate more yoga.  I’m a week early though because next week on the Health Holidays challenge is relaxation/stretch it out week (oooh sneak peak!). 

This is on top of my Yoga X workout last

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