Look for fresh fruits and vegetables from your local farmer’s market and organic section at your local grocery.
Keep dried fruit and some good nuts like walnuts, pecans, pine nuts and almonds handy for salads and other recipes due to the high nutrient content.
Use flax seed when making any dough for bread or cookies. Add ¼ cup for 1 cup of flour to add fiber. Also, you can mix 1 tablespoon of flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water to make one egg substitute for any recipe that calls for eggs, if you’re vegan.
Use organic applesauce without the added sugar instead of oil in some recipes. Also, in some recipes you can substitute fresh avocado instead of using lard.