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These healthful restaurants are keeping our figures in fine shape in the new year with their wholesome dishes.

Seasons 52’s cedar plank salmon

1. Seasons 52
Stave off the guilt when you order the cedar plank salmon—or any other dish, for that matter—because nothing on the menu is more than 475 calories. And you can count on that! 3333 Bristol St., Suite 2802, Costa Mesa, 714.437.5252

2. Greenleaf Gourmet ChopShop
An edible garden awaits when you plant yourself in a seat in one of this dining concept’s two O.C. outposts to nibble on salads, wraps and sammies. Our fave? The antioxidant orchard salad with grapes, apples, celery, cranberries, walnuts and blue cheese. 234 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.200.3950; SoCo Collection, 3321 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.862.2480

3. 118 Degrees
Jenny Ross’ raw-foods restaurant is a hit among veggie-lovers and carnivores alike, thanks to delectable concoctions like the 100 percent vegan pumpkin seed cheese with avocado and mango. Locations in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Laguna Niguel

4. Crave
The Santa Ana spot has an addictive garden kale salad that’s crafted with arugula, Parmesan, housemade sourdough croutons and a deliciously tart lemon vinaigrette—with eats like that, it’s no wonder how this place got its name. 410 W. 4th St., Santa Ana, 714.907.0063

5. Native Foods Cafe
You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy the cuisine coming out of this kitchen. The from-scratch, chef-crafted fare is filled with enticing flavor combinations and boasts funky names like the rockin’ Moroccan bowl. Locations in Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Tustin