Default how do i add application to restore part of phone...

hi. first I am still a rookie @ this. I have a phone that I have root access to. I would like to remove a few apps from the phone and add a few apps to the phone that I want to be there on the phone if I were to do a factory reset on the device.

how would I do that? I cant seem to figure out what I am looking for.

I found some threads on here on adding/removing apk files, but I don't think I am on the right threads.

any help is appreciated. thank you