I use ingredients that have become staples in my house. While I use lots of common ingredients like dried spices, broths, lean proteins, veggies, fruits, etc., I consider it part of my job to introduce you to less common healthy ingredients that are super functional, tasty and macro friendly. I recognize that not everyone may be super familiar with items like avocado oil mayo or edamame pasta, so I have included a guide explaining why I love these, and other items you may not be familiar with, and where to find them if you’d like to give them a try. That being said, there is no requirement to purchase special ingredients or equipment to use this book. Substitutions (like Greek yogurt for the avocado oil mayo, and other types of noodles for the edamame pasta) and work arounds are always available!