I’m here to encourage children to cook more, and give them all they need to develop a healthy relationship with food.

— Danielle McCann, Founder

My lightbulb moment!

While studying at Leiths cookery school, I realised food isn’t just… food. Yes, it’s a delicious way to fill our stomachs, but it’s much more than that. It helps us see, think and feel better. I wanted to share that knowledge with the world – especially children. And just like that, Not Just Nibbles was created. Cooking subscription boxes that take children on a culinary adventure round the world, teaching them all about healthy eating along the way…

Learning to love vegetables

We believe in education

Children can be fussy, we all know that. But I don’t believe that repeatedly telling them to eat their greens, hiding vegetables in their meals or putting them on a diet is the solution. This only makes them dread mealtimes even more.

At Not Just Nibbles, we’re here to make food fun. Whether it’s bringing flavours from around the world, inviting children to write stories about veggies or using cool badges to encourage healthy habits, our cooking kits for kids are designed to teach them how great food can be, for both our mind and body. Once we challenge their perceptions around the dreaded greens, they (eventually) enjoy eating them!

We believe in learning early

Preparing meals doesn’t have to be a chore. When shown at a young age, your littl’uns will love to cook, bake and (safely) chop ingredients.

And I am determined to teach them all – one cooking subscription box at a time. Because I believe that when they’re encouraged early, children can gain the insights, tips, tricks and tools they need to enjoy cooking healthy meals all their lives.

At Not Just Nibbles, we’re helping your little fussy eaters grow into, not just skilled home chefs, but healthier adults too.

Growing up to be healthy

But don't just take my word for it...

I never thought my son would like spinach. Let alone try it. But the Peruvian burger recipe sure changed his mind. Thank you Not Just Nibbles for helping me feed my kid some greens!

— Tinashe’s mum, 7 years old

Who are we?

Me, Danielle, founder & creative director

With a Nutrition in Culinary Practice qualification in the bag and more passion than you can shake a stick at, no wonder I decided to create fun cooking kits for kids. Each box is designed (and lovingly illustrated) by me to keep your little ones happy – from the moment they receive it through the letterbox to them eating the very last crumb on their plate.

Dr Shah, our very own biology teacher

NHS doctor and former dentist, Dr Shah is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the human body. Every month, he’ll teach your littl’uns all kinds of interesting things: how we breathe, how we digest food, how to build a candy spine to see how our body works… The usual, really.

SKC, our superstar recipe developers

Sustainable Kitchen Consultants is a group of naturopathic chefs specialising in plant-based, allergen-free and planet-friendly recipes. As busy parents themselves, they also understand how to make any recipe child-friendly… Ideal for children’s cooking kits.

Who are we?

Danielle, Founder, Creative Director

With over a decade of experience in the design industry, a qualification in Nutrition in Culinary practice and more passion than you can shake a stick at, I am fully equipped to create fun and beautiful cooking kits which engage children from the moment it lands in their letterbox.   

Dr Shah, Not Just Nibbles biology teacher

An NHS doctor and former dentist, Dr Shah is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the human body. Each month he explains to the children topics in detail like how we are able to breathe or what happens when we digest food. All of which are illustrated by myself.

SKC, recipe developers

Sustainable Kitchen Consultants are a group of naturopathic chefs specialising in plant-based, allergen-free, planet-friendly recipes. With over 40 years of combined industry experience and a group of busy parents, they know exactly how to make the perfect child-friendly recipes.