Malaysians might not have as big a variety of frozen greens in our supermarkets' chillers but we do at least have the simple corn, peas and/or carrot. If you are lucky enough to be living near a supermarket that sells lots of imported food, like Cold Storage, you will also be able to find varieties such as brocolli, cauliflower, string beans etc. etc.
You might want to stay away once anything not 'fresh' comes to mind but frozen greens, if well tended to, can be just as good as fresh ones. Just make sure that the veggies are still fresh to the eye... DO NOT get the over-frozen ones as they will cook to be stiff and stale-tasting
Preparing frozen greens for your toddler is simple. Either of these will work as fine:
- Steam - Just steam with the steamer rack!
- Boil and drain - Bring water to boil, add a drop of oil (this is essential to lock in the greens), add in the greens, boil until cooked, drain
Season to taste... usually, a little butter and a little salt will do. Some greens do not even need any seasoning at all (e.g. corn, brocolli, peas) as they are naturally sweet and tasty ;)