I created a breakfast volcano about 8 years ago for my boys.
I love putting the fun into food, especially for fussy eaters.
The one I did initially was made from muesli with a home-made coulis for ‘lava’. You can watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVi6sOs0fy0&feature=youtu.be
Today, I whipped up a far simpler one that could tick boxes for many picky eaters.
I used Weetbix as that is what I had to hand, but it would work with most boxed cereals. You could crush pieces or just build a cone shape from Rice Bubbles or Cocopops, for example.
The ‘lava’ could be:
– regular milk, with or without food colouring
– berry yoghurt (which is what I’ve used in the photo)
– fresh or frozen berries blitzed to make a sauce (with or without sweetener).
It’s great theatre and changes up a regular breakfast to something exciting.
You can go fancy and add nuts, seeds, dried fruit etc. as ‘rocks’.
Judith, MA Cantab, is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/