Our Favorite Guilt-Free Dishes to Order around Boston

By Kaitlynn Miller | February 20, 2018 | Food & Drink

Don't let dining out ruin your diet. Packed with vitamins, nutrients, and protein, these six dishes around Boston taste delicious and will leave you feeling guilt-free.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad at Branch Line

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Featuring a rustic interior, as well as outdoor bocce and patio seating year-round, this Watertown eatery offers patrons a casual dining experience with delicious eats. For something healthy with tons of flavor, we suggest ordering the spot’s signature sugar snap pea salad, which is made with shaved snap peas, marcona almonds, mint, and house-made ricotta. 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, 617-420-1900

A4 Pizza at Area Four

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Complete with modern décor and retro electronics, this colorful space boasts a menu of creative cocktails and signature bites made from local ingredients—including their A4 pizza. Made from a 16-year-old sourdough starter that’s hand-stretched daily and fermented with natural enzymes for 24-30 hours, their slice is a healthier option for all pizza-lovers. Try their veggie-centric specials, including the cauliflower pizza with hazelnuts, greens, and a light amount of cheese. 264 E. Berkeley St., 857-317-4805

Salad of Organic Local Pears and Endive at Woods Hill Table

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Working tandem with managing owner Kirstin Canty’s New Hampshire farm, the menu at Woods Hill Table celebrates grass-fed proteins, raw milk cheeses, and organic produce in their health-conscious dishes. Upgrade your traditional salad by ordering the salad of organic local pears and endive, which is made with smoked queso frsco, crispy fingerling potatoes, and Woods Hill Farm honey vinaigrette. 24 Commonwealth Ave., West Concord, 978-254-1435

Salmon Crudo at Eventide Fenway

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For something healthy before catching a Red Sox game, head to this counter-service eatery just steps from the ballpark. With a menu boasting creative seafood and fresh-schucked oysters, it’s hard to choose just one dish, but a must-try is their salmon crudo, which includes scallion-tofu, furikake, and yuzo koshi. 1321 Boylston St., 617-545-1060

Tajarin at Oak & Rowan

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Comprised of local indigenous products and international ingredients, the menu at Oak & Rowan celebrates all things land and sea, including sustainable caviar and homemade pastas. For an upscale take on chicken noodle soup, order the tajarin made with carrot, spinach, rabbit, and a table-side served bone broth. Full of protein, vitamins and minerals, and calcium, this dish will keep you healthy all the way through the colder months. 321 A St., 857-284-7742

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks at The Hourly Oyster House

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Located in the heart of Harvard Square, this vibrant New England eatery serves an assortment of guilt-free tasty bites such as their new vegetable dish, the roasted cauliflower steaks. Available on both the lunch and dinner menus, this healthy plate is loaded with vitamins, nutrients, and protein, and is served with vadouvan—an Indian curry blend with garlic and shallots, almonds, and golden raisins. 15 Dunster St., Cambridge, 617-765-2342



Photography by: Photography courtesy of Marlo Marketing (Branch Line, Woods Hill Table, Eventide Fenway, and The Hourly Oyster House); By Ashley Bard (Area Four); facebook.com/oakandrowan