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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Making the Decision: Whole30 or Not?

I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing the Whole30 Challenge from the book It Starts With Food.  This isn’t anything new.  I originally read the book back in 2012 (there is a newer version also).  I never did the Whole30 (meaning a “whole 30 days”) after reading the book, even though I really enjoyed it and would recommend the book to others.

So I’m

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Book Review: Grain Brain

If you are familiar with my blog, you know I support the Paleo Diet and often eat that way (though not always).  At one time, I was a distance runner so I thought I needed more carbs than non-endurance athletes, but as a recovering injured runner that isn’t the case now.  Also, a few months ago, I was looking for research on the “right

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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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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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New Year Newly Weds

The last few days have been a little crazy!  The weekend was spent basically bar hopping.  Friday was a friend’s birthday celebration, Saturday night was a rugby get together, Sunday was football at the bar, and Monday was New Year’s Eve!

Monday was the best because it was Lauren’s Wedding!  You guys here about Lauren quite a bit and she tied the knot with her

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January 2013 Goals

So, its time to officially announce my goals for January!  I mentioned some of my plans a few weeks back to give those who wanted to join in a sneak peak but here are my official plans.

Goal #1:  Whole30 Challenge

I already told you all that I was going to participate in the Whole30 challenge.  It is time for me to do a 100%

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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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