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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App Review: Plant Nanny, Water Reminder

Last week, Rob and I were discussing our health and fitness goals. I write them down, but he generally just wings it. We were talking about water intake and he found this cute app in Google Play called Plant Nanny. It has been almost a week and I love it so far!

Need for a Water Reminder App

I struggle big time with drinking

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Book Review: Eat The Yolks

It isn’t really a secret around here that I am a big fan of the Paleo Diet. When this book came out, I wanted a copy but just couldn’t rationalize spending the money on a book that probably told me things I already knew. When the Kindle copy went on sale, I jumped right on it!

I am very happy I ended up buying

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Review: Newton Fate Running Shoes

I have actually been a long time fan of Newton Running, not just because it is named after a physicist

I originally heard of them when I read this article in Runner’s World Magazine. I was completely intrigued by their ideas and kept a look out for the sneakers (I even called nearby running shops but no one had them). Finally, I saw them

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Planet Fitness Experience

This week’s workouts went really well!

When I was off visiting my friend Jess for a few days, we visited her gym, Planet Fitness, on Monday. I have heard of these gyms before but we don’t have any near me so it was my first time there. Here are my thoughts:


Everything was clean and tidy. TONS of cardio equipment – no signing

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Vega Bar Tastiness

Thanks to FitApproach and Vega, I had the chance to try all of Vega’s new Food Bars being launched next month! They provided me with free product in exchange for a review and some tweets/instagrams but all opinions are my own. Anyway, since I already love Vega’s protein powders and shakes, I jumped at the change to try their bars even though I don’t usually

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Inside My Lunch Box & More

First, this is my official announcement that you should not expect more than 2-3 blog posts for the next 2 weeks until the end of Finals.  Right now, I can get ahead but next weekend, I will have 2 take home finals, a term paper to write, and a full day rugby tournament to attend and photograph and help with (since you know, my husband

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Review: TwoGrand Smartphone App

For the past few weeks, I’ve been using a new app to track my food called TwoGrand, and I’m in love. I had been looking for an easy way to visually track my food and exercise and keep it all in one place. I want my healthy lifestyle to be sustainable and I don’t want to have to track every calorie I eat for the

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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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