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Flavoring your food all depends on the food. Getting rid of salt is like any habit. The more you do without, the less you will want in the long run. Stop adding it to your food and in time your will not miss it. Different herbs will help but again, it depends on the food. I too love salt and my favorite snacks were salt covered like pretzels. I gave up snacks in total because I cannot just have a little or a few. So I just don't. Again, a hard habit to brake.
If you really want to zest up your food, add something spicy like hot pepper. Or if you want a brighter taste, lemon and vinegar are good. I swap out sugary seasonings by using fresh stevia leaves. For savory flavoring I use fresh ground black pepper, fresh basil and rosemary in different foods. I have a big herb garden so I have fresh marjoram, thyme, chives, two kinds of sage and more. Fresh is always best but I will soon harvest and dry what I grew this summer and can't keep growing in the house.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are big proponents of a plant based diet. Their recipes have the nutrition information included and are broken up into categories such as breakfast and lunch.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet:
American Heart Association is a good resource: