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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Winter Storm Jonas

Happy Snow Day! Well, really yesterday was the snow today. Today is looking pretty good. We got about 7 inches of snow overnight Friday night. It snowed most of the day Saturday but wasn’t very thick and I don’t think added that much.

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Fall Recipe Love

I might have gotten a little excited at the grocery store this week. We normally do most of our shopping at a wholesale store so I loved the variety at the regular grocery store this time!

Where did those spice wafers come from?

I knew I would have lots of time to cook so I wanted to try out some new recipes.

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WIAW: Pumpkin Time!

Since I’ve been slacking at blog posts lately, I thought I would make it a bit more fun for myself and do some typical blogger posts. Welcome to What I Ate Wednesday! This will just include recipes or yummy foods I’ve been having as of late.

Pumpkin Everything

I’m not obsessed with pumpkin like the rest of America seems to be. I just made some

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Book Review: Cooking with Coconut Oil

Last week, I was kindly provided with a copy of the new cookbook Cooking with Coconut Oil by Elizabeth Nyland over at Guilty Kitchen.  This cookbook was provided to me for free by the author and FitFluential for the purpose of giving feedback.  This review is all my own, honest opinions.

Cooking with Coconut Oil doesn’t just have great recipes but they are also gluten-free

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Week in Pictures & Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

I just feel like babbling today so I’m just going to share the pictures I’ve taken all week (bonus recipe is at the bottom!)

First, our garden is doing great! Check out those squash plants!! They aren’t growing up the fence like we wanted by the watermelon are so I guess they are spacing themselves out accordingly? I am really excited how

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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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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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