Nutrition, Partners

Spinach, Sweet Potatoes and Baby Grace!

This week we are featuring our Booty Camp Sponsor Freggies!!  You might know that Freggies is part of the Booty Camp family in more ways than one because the Freggies Operations Manager and Owner of Seward Park and West Seattle Franchises is the husband of our very own powerhouse Volunteer Park trainer Melissa!

Freggies LogoFreggies is an organic produce doorstep delivery service that offers high quality low cost organic farm-fresh fruits, veggies and specialty foods.  If some of you have been to our Booty Camp outings this year you have seen the size and diversity of their regular family size produce box – it’s quite impressive and the price it right too – just $30-40 per week (see discount end of article for promo code for first order booty camp discount!).  The Booty Camp Blog sat down with Greg and chatted about Freggies and the couple’s new arrival of Baby Grace!

Greg told me without prompt that:

 “I’ve been blown away by the community that surrounds Southside Booty Camp.  I can see the love that Melissa has when she goes and trains.  It’s so much more than a gym.”

Greg reflected that both SSBC and Freggies strive to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to people.  Greg says, Freggies works to make it as easy as possible to get healthy food into your kitchen.

For all the new veggie eaters Greg has a simple idea: if your used to having a salad with iceberg or any other lower nutrient lettuce, make it with spinach instead.  Greg said that spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods we have, it helps prevent cancer and it makes a huge difference in the health of our blood.


Here’s a simple Superfood Spinach Salad

  • A bed a fresh organic spinach (baby spinach is sweeter)
  • Red onions – sliced thinly
  • Cucumber – sliced
  • Apple – sliced
  • Nuts of your choice (pecans or walnuts are delicious in this salad)
  • Any other veggies of your choice (carrots, peppers, radishes)
  • Dress with a lemon juice and olive oil
  • Optional
    • Add other superfoods like blueberries, almonds, avocado or broccoli for a superfood super treat.
    • Add goat cheese and or smoked salmon for a heartier meal

For the seasoned vegetable eater Greg suggests expanding your diet to eat most veggies in both raw and cooked form.  Spinach for example has some nutrients that your body can absorb in a raw state and some that can be processed once it is cooked.

The new challenge Greg will be tackling soon is homemade organic baby food! As many of you already know Melissa gave birth to their baby Grace Isabella on June 23rd after 36 hours of labor!   Greg and Melissa are thrilled to be new parents and Melissa has already started back at Camp.

Greg’s voice lit up as he described his solo “dad time” when Melissa goes to Booty Camp where he turns off all work and just gets to slow down and focus on Grace.  Even though sleep is hard to come by Greg says that he actually feels “more balanced” with baby Grace.

Greg’s parting gift to us is to show us how easy it is to make baby food and remind us of a special offer available to Southside Booty Campers.

Sweet Potato Baby Food:

  1. Boil a peeled sweet potato
  2. Put in a food processor and process until creamy

    Vol Park Trainer Melissa, Baby Grace, and Hubby/Freggies Owner Greg Madgsick!
  3. Serve it to your baby!  Freeze the extra (it’s good for 6 months)

-Contributed by Camper Extraordinaire Becka Tilsen

Freggies Special for Booty Campers: Get $10 off the first box, by using the promotion code: SSBC$10