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The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

Anyone Else Feel Rushed?: Menu Plan – Week of 10/10

Anyone Else Feel Rushed?: Menu Plan – Week of 10/10

Last week, I was worried that our routine was so new that I didn't know how to plan for it. This week, I'm feeling rushed, even though the week hasn't even started. The frenetic pace of the school year is here and I'm feeling it. In my head, I want to have more time...

Why Is a Psychologist Writing about His Menus?

Why Is a Psychologist Writing about His Menus?

This is a question that I have gotten a lot lately. And they are right. Menu planning seems an odd choice of topics. I’m not a chef or a nutritionist. What could I possibly have to say about this topic? I am, however, a dad and responsible for feeding my family every...

Cooking for Special Diets: Menu Plan – Week of 9/26

Cooking for Special Diets: Menu Plan – Week of 9/26

Cooking for individuals with specific dietary needs is no joke. I'm not talking about your dislikes of specific foods - those are more preferences (e.g. not liking raw vegetables or toddlers who only eat one color). Rather, I'm referring to medically necessary diets...

Time to Eat in the Hut: Menu Plan – Week of 9/19

Time to Eat in the Hut: Menu Plan – Week of 9/19

The onslaught of fall Jewish holidays continues this week with the start of Sukkot. The exciting part of this holiday is the opportunity to gather with friends in our Sukkah (think non-permanent gazebo). Ironically, these meals were COVID-19 friendly before we knew...

Isaac’s Bubbie’s Zucchini Soup

Our friend Isaac introduced us to this recipe from his Bubbie's catering business. It's a simple zucchini broth chock full of nutrition and yumminess. 4-5 lbs. zucchini or yellow summer squash 1 large onion 2-3 carrots 2-3 cups chicken broth or consommé Dill Salt and...

Make Mine a Double: Menu Plan – Week of 9/12

Make Mine a Double: Menu Plan – Week of 9/12

This is a hard week to plan, prep, and cook for. Shortened weeks for the Jewish holidays compacts the available time. Throwing a fast day (Yom Kippur) into the middle of it makes it even more complicated. While this week is a crunch week due to the Jewish holidays, it...

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