This week’s $5 Dollar dinner idea

This could be for a lunch as well. Some of these items I bought before this week, so I didn’t remember exact prices. So, I used my trusty Basket app to let me know what prices were at my local store.

My family loved these little mini pizzas. You see four in the image, but I only ate two. They were very filling for me. You could easily make them ahead, freeze them, and use them in lunches for work or school as long as you have access to a microwave.

All you need is:

Thomas English Muffins: 2.49

Pizza Sauce: 1.19

Mozzarella Cheese: Borden brand is the cheapest at 1.89

That comes to $5,57. You could use a generic brand of English Muffin to bring the price down a little bit. If you have an extra dollar the pepperoni at Walmart was only 1,00 You get 6 muffins per package. So, a family of 3 could each have 2. We toast the muffins first, then add the sauce and cheese and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. You could put these in an air fryer as well.

For those of you who have CKD most breads will have phosphorus in them. I can not find where Thomas English Muffins have any on either app that I use. Mozzarella cheese per 1 ounce has 132 mg so use very sparingly. Pepperoni per 3 ounces also has just over 130 mg of Phosphorus. So, again be careful with how much you are eating.

This is obviously not a low carb dinner idea, with 26 grams of carbs per muffin. However, if you watch your carbs the rest of the day you certainly could enjoy a mini pizza muffin. That is what I did.

For some exciting news my Buffalo Bills are going to the playoffs, woot woot! Are you a Bills fan?

The new vaccine has come to my area, and I am hoping as a health care worker and someone with CKD I can get the vaccine. I will keep you posted. If you can get the vaccine please do so.


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