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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Keeping Things Simple

This morning, I started my day off with a run!  I slept terrible and the weather said possible rain with 100% humidity (I’m not exaggerating, it really did say 100), but I had an itch to go so I threw on my Blue and Yellow (in honor of the Boston Marathon) and got a slow 2 miles in.  It was painfully slow and hard and

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Fuel Belt Bust

I mentioned yesterday that I did an excellent job of meal planning yesterday and check this out:

In there is enough salad fixings for 6 meals (topped with chicken), 3 stuffed red peppers with a side of zucchini, 2 meals worth of leftovers, cauliflower rice, ready-cut asparagus, and ham broth to serve over ham slices (ham not pictured).  That’s 14 ready to go meals. 

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31 Review & New Duffle Bags

31 Gifts is a collection of bags, totes, and organizing things that are sold via home and catalog shows. My friend Lauren is an excellent consultant and I decided to host a catalog show since most of you don’t live near me. I figured a review post would go along nicely with this!

I honestly thought when I first got some 31 bags that I

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Review: Product Samples from KLUTCHclub

A couple of weeks (months) ago, I was at my friend’s Lauren‘s house and she had a sample box from KLUTCHclub (see below) sitting on her counter. She said she had tons of them, pulled them out, and let me take some samples since she could never get to using all of them. I’m finally getting around to trying them!

This morning, I wasn’t feeling

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Kettlebell Toy

Good morning! Today, I had a slow start, waking up later than I would have liked. I am still struggling to get up in the morning and have tried every trick. “Just do it” just doesn’t always work either when you are exhausted. Anyway!

Even though I got up late, I decided I would still work out and get to campus by 10 at

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Monday Musings

So, I just got back to my school routine and I’m wondering – what slob broke into my apartment while I was gone?! Oh right, that’s the way I left it… Last semester was way too stressful for me to be worrying about little things like putting away clean laundry and dishes. Now, its time for the clean up! Of course, I’m stuck on campus

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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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Sticking My Neck Out

All week, I’ve had this horrible “crick” in the right side of my neck.  Today, it has moved to the left side!  I know its been a stressful week, finals are killing me, but this thing really needs to go away.  I haven’t been able to turn my head since like Saturday!  Today, I rolled it out with “The Stick” so lets hope that helps. 

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