I know. You are looking at this and thinking, “this is NOT a pizza, Jill.”
Well, fair enough, but it is a tasty way to get your calcium needs met. My patients come to me thinking they need to focus on oxalate, but truly, one of the more challenging elements of the Kidney Stone Diet is incorporating calcium back into your day.
Men and women need up to 1,000 mg/day of calcium and post-menopausal women need up to 1,200 mg/day. Remember why this is important by reading this article.
For a quick snack, very filling, and to me at least, satisfying, you will see that getting calcium back into your day is not as hard as you think.
I am lactose intolerant, but I can handle swiss cheese and I’m happy about that because it has the lowest sodium and high calcium combo of any cheese. Enjoy!
High Calcium Pizza Snack
- One tortilla
- Fresh basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 2 slices of swiss cheese
- Fresh Tomato Slices
Cut up swiss cheese, basil, tomato, and place on a flour tortilla.
Sprinkle on the Italian seasoning—as much as you like.
Place in the toaster oven and cook until your desired level of doneness. I consider mine done when the cheese is all melty but the tortilla is not too crispy. Remember, your kitchen, your rules.
A delicious way to get a good deal of calcium!
Note: I used a very low carb, low-calorie tortilla so the calories for mine were not as high as this recipe’s calories count. Not all nutrition calculators will have every single store brand so your nutrition may vary.
Oxalate: Less than 5mg per serving* Calcium: 487mg Added Sugar: 0g Servings: 1
* With less than 5mg of oxalate and combined with the calcium, you can consider it zero!
- Calories: 274
- Sugar: 2g
- Sodium: 52mg
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 62
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 17g
- Cholesterol: 52mg