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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Conquering Wednesday

What a difference between Tuesday and Wednesday! I had a hard time getting up in the morning. I felt frazzled prepping for the day. I had a major afternoon slump. Then I was so exhausted and didn’t force myself to work out (that was a choice I made and I’m ok with that seeing as my legs are still killing me from Body Pump on

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Good Eats & Great Abs

Good morning!  So I don’t know what happened yesterday but I had loads of energy all day!  It was wonderful.  I never had the afternoon crash or anything.  I wasn’t even tired by the time 9 rolled around (bed time).  I even got up at 5:30 yesterday, no problems.  Can’t every day be like that??

Yesterday, I tried my hardest to stick to a mostly

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Finding My Vices

This week’s challenge is to avoid one vice that is standing between you and your health goals. I had thought to go completely Paleo and then forgot about that and got corn chips at lunch today. Doh! Otherwise, it was a great meal! Lettuce, steak, fajita veggies, and salsa.

I’ve also been drinking tea like crazy to avoid my biggest vice – milk and sugar.

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Coconut Yogurt, Brazilian Butts, & CrossFit at Home

Man has it been a long week.  I have always had digestive problems but my stomach has been really bad for the last 2 or 3 weeks now.  I don’t mention it because who likes to talk about that?  Then I got food poisoning yesterday!  Today at the grocery store, I bought a So Delicious Coconut Milk Probiotic Drink.  This is the first time I’ve

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Book Review: Quantum Paleo

Just recently, I read the new book Quantum Paleo by Doug Willen on my Amazon Kindle app.  I had completely forgotten about it but finally got around to reading it.  I just finished it a few days ago and am still torn on it.  Let’s just get into the meat of the book.

Figuring Out the WhyThis book is heavy on the “why” to lose

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Paleo Cauliflower Rice

Today’s dinner was perfectly Paleo!  I was really craving tacos but knew that the traditional type wasn’t on the health food list for this challenge.  Beef over a bed of lettuce wasn’t sounding that appealing though.  Then I remembered Paleo Cauliflower Rice. 

Start with a head of lettuce and get your food processor out.  Cut up your cauliflower in manageable pieces and pulse in

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Bridal Fun

It was yet another whirlwind weekend.  (It’s every weekend?).  I headed home Thursday evening and I have to say, I really benefited from having that extra night at home.  I didn’t feel like my whole weekend was rushed.  I enjoyed that extra evening spent with Rob.  And I got tons of work done during the day Friday while Rob was at work!  We will see

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Paleo Lasagna & Chicken Cacciatore

Paleo Lasagna

I have to admit, this wasn’t my recipe. But then again, I never do follow recipes. This one was so easy though, it was hard not to actually follow it. First, off I had these beautiful eggplant that my sister gave me from the family’s garden. Instantly, I thought “Lasagna!” but was then stumped as to handling the eggplant. I found a simple

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