Finn doesn’t like scrambled eggs, but when I coloured them green and renamed them, they passed the test!


  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Green food colouring


Ioan already likes ‘scrambled snake’, having been the only one brave enough to taste it last time. So I let him help prepare this for Finn. He whisked the milk, eggs and food colouring together, put the bread in the toaster, then fetched the book and gruffalo whilst I cooked the eggs.

Finn gave it the thumbs up, saying, “Mmm, I like this. Scrambled snake tastes much nicer than scrambled eggs!”

That gave Ioan the giggles.

Cian has been eyeing up food for months and is ready to start solids in a week or two, when he turns 6 months. When I put some ‘scrambled snake’ on his high chair tray to play with, his face went from shock to excitement and his ‘motorbike hands’ started.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 05 – Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.