"Mint Potato Salad": Contributing chef Patricia Wells remakes an American picnic classic (saving the flavor, losing the fat). Potatoes are rich in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure. "Serve the salad as part of a summer buffet with grilled fish or chicken," says Wells.
Portobello and Asparagus Pasta Chef and marathoner Philippe Forcioli craves this carb-packed pasta dish whenever he's training to run 26.2. Mushrooms and asparagus provide B vitamins, and pesto contains heart-healthy, unsaturated fat. "The pesto will keep in the refrigerator for a week," says Forcioli.