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Healthy - and delicious - places to eat out in Glasgow

The dreaded January detox is here - but in Glasgow, it doesn't mean cutting out everything you love.

Published: January 7, 2016
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To help those in Glasgow looking to dine healthier in 2016, here are some tasty eating out options that won't break the calorie counter.

From morning porridge and eggs with everything to a healthier fish supper and even a takeaway option, these are the treats you can afford to eat without scheduling in a visit to the gym and a week's worth of lettuce dinners.

A firm favourite with fitness types, Martha's has become a Glasgow by-word for healthy eating - but with the odd roll and sausage thrown in.

Martha's (2)

Picture: Martha's Glasgow

Porridge and yoghurt pots for breakfast and supergreen salads, curry-inspired mains inspired by the seasons (broths in summer, heartier fare in winter) and smoothies for the rest of the day - prepare to feel righteous after a visit here.

An ice cream parlour known for decadent sundaes and calorie-laden cakes wasn't exactly a shoe-in for healthy eating - but HealthyBear was unveiled, side by side with JellyBear, in November.

Picture: HealthyBear Glasgow

Picture: HealthyBear Glasgow

The same address caters to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets with world-influenced options like pho noodle pots, spicy wraps and falafel-laden salads. Dishes are measured for calorie content and nutritional info so you can avoid temptation (just don't look at the ice cream counter).

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Despite a base in trendy Finnieston, lesser-known sushi bar Cailin's loses out to bigger and better known restaurants and chains in the city centre.

Cailins Glasgow

Picture: Cailin's

But if it's a healthy dose of fresh Japanese cuisine you're after then this is the place; especially when it comes to takeaway. It's one of the cheapest sushi options around, with four bites of hosomaki coming in at just £1.50, and the option to sit in or take home. Load up on freshly rolled salmon roe gunkan and spicy tuna roll guilt-free - and if you're a bargain hunter, head along at closing time for cut price leftovers.

You can have your fish supper and eat it at Hooked, Mount Florida's tiny hidden gem. You are, of course, going to have to make some sacrifices. The takeaway offers haddock baked instead of fried and either spiced, with lemon and parsley or in a pesto and panko breadcrumb. To complete the saintly supper, chips can be substituted for the sweet potato variety (adding to your five a day quota) or Spanish rice.

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Hooked Glasgow

Eggs on breads and a less than Google-friendly name - that's Something. Residential Clarkston may seem an unlikely spot for something new, but this place is paving the way for other Glasgow eateries, championing breakfast for lunch and dinner too (or 'brinner', according to Instagram).

Something Clarkston Glasgow

Picture: Something

Dishes like The Sonoma - puy lentils, feta, spinach and scallions on pita bread, topped with a fried egg - provide a protein and veg boost, and the leafy/grainy things portion of the menu introduces exotic sides with the likes of bulgur and pomegranate.

Gillian is a Glasgow-based journalist and city editor for WOW247, writing about all things arts, culture, food and drink.

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