Toddler Snack Ideas

Are you running out of snack ideas?

Trying to keep children interested in meals can be a challenge.  Below is a list of healthy snacks, often offered at our centres, that the children enjoy.  Serve with a glass of milk for a filling & nutritious snack break!

TIP:  This can be a good time to get your child involved in preparing their own personal snack basket for the day.  They can select items they would enjoy & place in the fridge or on the counter where they can access it.

  • Whole Wheat Mini Pitas with Cheese Curds or Cubes & Grape Tomatoes
  • Cinnamon Snaps & Edamame
  • Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Loaf & Vanilla Yogurt
  • Whole Wheat Wrap with a Hard Boiled Egg
  • Whole Grain Banana Cookie with Baby Carrots & Hummus
  • Multi Grain Breadsticks with Hummus & Baby Carrots
  • Banana Oatmeal Bar with Grape Tomatoes & Marble Cheese Cubes
  • Whole Wheat Blueberry Bran Loaf & a Hard Boiled Egg
  • Whole Grain Cereal Mix (trail mix) with Vanilla Yogurt
  • Whole Wheat Maple Cookie & Cheese Curds or Cubes
  • Soda Crackers with Marble Cheese Cubes & Snap Peas
  • Spice Snaps & Strawberry Yogurt
  • Spelt Lemon Mini Snaps & Cucumber Slices with Hummus
  • Hard Boiled Egg & Whole Wheat Pita Pocket
  • Autumn Harvest Crackers with Cheese Curds
  • Multigrain Breadsticks with Guacamole & Cheddar Cheese Curds
  • Whole Wheat Blueberry Currant Biscuit & Baby Carrots with Hummus
  • Whole Wheat Lemon Chia Cookie & Vanilla Yogurt
  • Whole Wheat Banana Loaf & a Hard Boiled Egg


  • My son started daycare at 1 year of age, spending the first year of his life at home during the lockdown.  It wasn’t easy as many other kids, however, staffs at Dawes Road CEL were so helpful and caring he eventually got it easy within the first 3 weeks. The staff members were very supportive and kept me updated with his progress. Especially the himama app helped me be informed of all his activities throughout the day.

    I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to the staff and management of the center for taking care of my son.


  • The last two and a half years have been wonderful for Asharib. I still remember the 1st day when I dropped him at daycare and how scared we both were. But he had learned so much in the past 2 years & I am glad that I decided to send him to Lori Gardens. Special thanks to all of Asharib’s teachers for taking such good care of him teaching him manners and always trying to make his day fun & exciting. Thank you so much for everything!

  • 45 years of excellence is a great achievement. Congratulations! We will continue to support your growth. Together stronger!

    Kyle & Kendrick’s Family

  • Happy 45th Anniversary to the Dawes Road Center for Early Learning staff team.

    Adonias & Genet

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Centres for Early Learning operates 9 different locations across the GTA, offering subsidized and full fee spaces child care programs for children from infancy to school age. For 44 years, we have been providing high quality care to countless families, many of whom have returned to us with younger siblings, has been both successful and fulfilling. We hope to continue to enrich the lives of children with you!