A Healthy Recipe & Story in Each “Little Belly Monster” Cookbook Story


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Get kids excited about cooking and healthy eating with, “Little Belly Monster Makes a Pizza” and “Little Belly Monster Makes French Toast!” 

Recently shortlisted by Slate & NY Magazine’s Strategist online, as one of, “The Best Cookbooks for Kids, According to Chefs With Children”:



These two picture books have created a completely different type of cookbook for kids: Cookbook Stories. Written for kids 3 to 8 years old, each book is a beautifully illustrated story of an adorable, food-loving monster who makes a single, step-by-step recipe, with instructions that kids can easily follow. Unlike traditional kids’ cookbooks, actually making the recipe is optional: you can cook these easy, kid-tested favorites or just read them as charming stories about healthy food!

Little Belly Monster always uses lots of wholesome ingredients, while sharing everyday cooking skills and safety tips. With quick reference shopping lists and alternate ingredient options, the recipes can accommodate busy families, picky eaters or even culinary adventurers. And with the popularity of kids’ cooking shows like “Master Chef Junior”, they’re the perfect choice for budding foodies!

Here’s what others have to say:

“It’s a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy, and they won’t even realize they’re eating whole wheat pita and lots of veggies.” – Celine Wong, producer at “Chopped Canada”

“…I know my own cookbook collection will be enriched with Margaret John’s clever series.” – Gabriela Perdomo, EcoParent Magazine

“GREAT storybook and cookbook mom and kids will love.” – Lyranda Martin Evans, blogger and co-author of “Reasons Mommy Drinks”

Sweet & Tasty Sugar Snap Peas

Share a sweet & tasty snack with Little Belly Monster. Learn about Sugar Snap Peas and lots of yummy ways to eat them, before Little Belly Monster chomps them all up!

Watch the video now: Sweet & Tasty Sugar Snap Peas

Easy & Tasty Asian-Style Tofu

Tofu is a yummy way to add protein to your diet that doesn’t need to be complicated to be tasty.

Here’s an easy recipe, with Asian flavours, that my family loves and always goes back for seconds for:


1 package (350 g/12 oz) Extra firm tofu

1 stalk of Green Onions (aka. scallions)

2 tsp. Canola Oil

1 to 1 1/2 tbsp. Light-Flavoured Soy Sauce or Tamari

Roasted Sesame Seeds (optional)


  1. Cut tofu into cubes and put in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle canola oil and soy sauce over top.
  3. Chop green onion into little bits – make them small so that no bite is too overpowering. Add to bowl.
  4. Mix it all together. You can eat it just like this or sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top.

DOWNLOAD the Shopping List & WATCH the Video to make it with Little Belly Monster & Mummo!

Make SUPER TASTY Kale Chips!

This is a an easy recipe to make that’s SUPER TASTY and made with a SUPER FOOD: KALE!


Curly kale

Extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Parchment paper (for baking)

The amount of oil and salt depends on how much kale you make. So here are just the main steps:


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 300°F/150°C.
  2. Take the ribs out and only use the leaves. Rip the leaves off into big chip-sizes (they’ll shrink when they bake) and put them in a big mixing bowl.
  3. Wash and spin/dry kale. Use a paper towel if you need. It’s important that the kale is dry if you want them crispy!
  4. Drizzle some olive oil around. Don’t add too much. We want just enough so that it’s lightly coated when you rub it in. You can always add more later if there’s not enough.
  5. Lightly salt the kale leaves. Again, you can always add more later!
  6. Mix it all together with your hands, so that you rub a little oil and salt in every yummy piece. Try tasting a piece to see if there’s enough salt before you bake it.
  7. Spread the kale leaves on the parchment paper on a baking sheet. Make one layer and try to make space for all the leaves so that each piece gets crispy!
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until they’re crispy but still green.

WATCH the video and make it with Little Belly Monster!