How to Make a Toddler Mini Buffet

I have a 3 year old and sometimes…okay almost all the time it is impossible to get him to eat. He doesn’t want to eat lunch. He’s not interested in dinner. Just like most toddlers, he is very picky. He doesn’t like this. He doesn’t want that. Fruits and veggies are always a fight. It’s exhausting. Sure, I know the old saying – he’ll eat when he is hungry – he won’t starve. At least that is what my mother would say.

My problem is that he wants to snack on junk all day long. Well, that’s not going to happen in my house. Does any of this sound familiar to you?

Luckily I have the solution – The Toddler Mini Buffet. It’s all the rage on Pinterest and it’s brilliant because it works. It gets my toddler to eat healthy things and is a solution to the constant nagging that he wants a “snack”.

I love this idea so much that I had to put it into a video. Take a peek  below:

Mini Buffet

Toddler Buffet



What other healthy foods would you put in a Mini Toddler Buffet?

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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Its a really cute idea. I have a 6 yr old who lives on AIR or cookies and a 2 year old who suckers everyone she sees to pour her juice! Having 2 trays out like this for them to help themselves to good choices is something I will try this week. Thanks Holly!


I wouldn’t put dry cereal, but instead raisins, celery, nuts.

Great idea, I might try that next time I have my grandchildren over! Today I had a four-year-old and a two-year-old, they’d love this!