One of my friends’ moms made this pasta salad for a swim meet when I was in high school and my mom and I have been making it ever since. You know I’m all about a lunch that can be made in advance, and pasta salad is a great option. Start out with whole wheat pasta, and choose a shorter, sturdy shape, like penne, rotini, or bow-tie. Then add a lean protein (like chicken), plenty of vegetables, either cooked or raw, and a vinaigrette dressing for a balanced lunch. You can also add cubed or shredded cheese for a serving of dairy. The possibilities are endless for this ultimate make-ahead meal.