So.........canned tuna is inexpensive. I chose a tuna salad at a restaurant not too long ago and this was the basic gist of it. I should add before I record the idea, that not all meals you serve your family have to leave them n a food coma. That said....here it is.
Five cans of tuna or there abouts for your large family ( or pot luck....?)
Six to eight hard boiled eggs
Mayo or whatever you use in place of mayo
Six or more stalks of celery
Spices you like in tuna salad
Mix all of that. I put in enough mayo to make it consistently moist.
Two pounds lettuce of choice
Extras.....one can cashews
One or two large cans of mandarin oranges ( any fruit....grape, apples chopped, cuties separated, pineapple chunks......)
Serve on individual plates. Arrange lettuce on plate, plop enough tuna salad in the middle of lettuce. Sprinkle fruit and nuts around. My kids mixed lettuce and tuna on their plates. Tuna salad can be stretched with more celery or eggs which are both inexpensive.