Macaroni & Tuna Salad
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
16 oz package of large elbow macaroni
3/4 cup reduced fat (lite) mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tsp. poppy seeds, OR 1/2 tsp.
celery seed
3/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 can tuna, drained
2 large firm red delicious apples, unpeeled
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 C. seedless grapes OR
        1/2 C. raisins, soaked in hot water, then drained

Cook macaroni according to pkg. directions. When done, cool in several changes of cold water, then drain well.

Mix mayonnaise, sugar, seeds, chopped celery & tuna.  Add drained macaroni, folding until combined. Core apples; cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Immediately add lemon juice & stir to mix. Cut grapes in half (for Halloween, leave whole to make eyeballs). Add to macaroni, folding gently. Taste; you may wish to add more mayonnaise.

Note:  You may add a second can of tuna if you wish.    Tuna packed in water is much lower in fat and calories.  Tuna packed in vegetable oil, however, when well-drained, has less cholesterol & is tastier.

Note #2:  You may wish to eliminate raisins or grapes for a more classic version. Some people prefer to skip the celery seed or poppy seeds, also.