Healthy Monte Cristo Breakfast Cup Recipe inspired by Lucky Supermarket!

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Healthy Breakfast Recipe!

Everywhere I look, people are changing their eating habits. They are trying to make changes in the new year, and with that comes the search for healthy recipes. I was asked by Lucky Supermarkets to create a healthy breakfast recipe to share with you. This sounded really fun, as I love to cook and I am also looking for tasty, low calorie recipes.

My friend and I were at our lake house over the weekend and we put our heads together to come up with something healthy but that is full of flavor. We went shopping at Lucky and found everything we needed pretty quickly.  I think we hit the nail on the head with the below creation:

healthy monte cristo breakfast cups

Healthy Monte Cristo Breakfast Cups

Ingredients:

1/2 Round Sandwich Thin (we used Oroweat Multi-Grain)
Small carton of Egg Beaters
2 slices Reduced fat/heart healthy ham lunchmeat
1/2 slice Low-fat swiss cheese
1 tsp. Sugar-free Strawberry Jam
Powdered Sugar (optional)

Ingredients purchased at Lucky Supermarket

We started by making four cuts in each bread half.

Purchased at Lucky Supermarket, sandwich thins

We used a large muffin tin for these as when we made four cuts on the bread, they fit perfectly in this size muffin tin. We poked the bread several times with a fork, then soaked each bread half in the egg beaters. We carefully lifted each cut section over the next as we placed the bread halves in the muffin tin.

 

Purchased at Lucky Supermarket, egg beaters

Ingredients purchased at Lucky Supermarket, french toast sandwich thins

lucky supermarket,french toast cup

Next we placed two slices of ham in each cup, right on top of the bread. We added 1/2 slice of Swiss Cheese (broken into pieces) and placed them on top of the ham.

Ingredients purchased at Lucky Supermarket, monte cristo breakfast cups,recipe

We baked these in a 350 degree oven for approx. 25 minutes.

Finally it was time to finish these up! We topped each with a teaspoon of the sugar-free Strawberry Jam and lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar.

monte cristo breakfast cups,ingredients purchased at Lucky Supermarket

*Ingredients purchased at Lucky Supermarket

To say these were pretty darned amazing would be an understatement. We happily gobbled a couple down and we didn’t have to feel guilty as each cup is only approximately 125 calories. Here is the breakdown:

1/2 Sandwich thin: 50 calories
Egg Beater: 10 calories
2 slices reduced fat/heart healthy ham: 20 calories
1/2 slice Low-fat Swiss cheese: 30 calories
1 tsp. Sugar-free strawberry jam: 15 calories

Pretty impressive, right? We were thinking how versatile these cups are. If you didn’t want something sweet, you could omit the jam and powdered sugar and instead add spinach leaves, tomatoes, or anything else your heart desires! Or you could make some of each for a savory and sweet healthy breakfast!

I hope you will give this Healthy Monte Cristo Breakfast Cup Recipe a try. I know that I will be making them for my family frequently. It is fun to have something that is so healthy, be so delicious too!

*Lucky sent me a gift card to purchase the above ingredients as well as to create a healthy breakfast recipe. All opinions are my own.

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!

92 Comments

  1. wow-i love recipes that look delicious AND are healthy! i’m going to have to try this because breakfast is my fave meal of the day and i’m always looking for more ideas.

  2. These look really good. I like how you can mix it up with what your family might like. I love that it is a healthy version. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Yum! I love that they are the perfect size to eat with your fingers…maybe I could even get my 2 year old to try this!

  4. I honestly don’t think I would like these. I tend to not like things with fruit in them (although I LOVE fruit!). Plus they would be way higher calorie for me, because I always get full-fat, as close to nature intended as I can afford. I bet a lot of people appreciate this recipe though :)

  5. First off, this recipe looks so good, with its layers and I love that each portion is small so you get big flavor & satisfied easy. And I guess we are big on light bread here in TN, I never heard of that kind of bread until this post and I aim to try it now. Thanks for sharing. I will put this one in my recipe files :)
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

    • We love these little bread rounds. They are really tasty and it’s nice to still be able to enjoy sandwiches, but not have to worry about calories. I hope you can find them in your store!

  6. This looks so healthy and delicious! I find it to be easy to make, and something that would be great to have for breakfast. Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!

  7. Not only do those look pretty, they look DELICIOUS!
    It’s so important people start eating healthy and it’s great that people like you and companies like Lucky Supermarkets are promoting that :)
    Speaking of which, thanks so much for the recipe!

  8. What a brilliant and tasty looking breakfast. I never would have thought to do this and I’ve been cooking forever. :)
    Love the pics and the sharing.
    Carol L

  9. These look amazing. I like that you use Egg Beater since that is what we use in our house. Plus it is so easy to make. Yum!

  10. This looks delicious. We are really trying to eat healthier but I have a hard time getting creative with breakfast so I will definitely try this! We dislike ham though so I will probably use a different meat. :)

  11. My Hubby would like these! He is into the Low Fat/ Low Calorie thing.
    I eat pastured eggs fried in coconut oil or grass fed butter. lol

  12. Jennifer Mae Hiles on

    Wow, it’s hard to believe by looking at these that they are healthy! They look delicious, I would love to try this recipe.

  13. These look delicious- have you tried making these with sugarfree-apple pie filling instead of the strawberry jam? Scrumptious.

  14. I used to eat the regular Monte Cristo Sandwiches but stopped because they were too bad for my health. These are a great replacement. Thanks.

  15. This looks so good and super easy to make. I may have to try to make this for my son this weekend. Thanks for the yummy recipe and for sharing it. Have a wonderful day!!!

  16. These look and sound amazing. and is definitely something that my family would enjoy eating. We will be trying these this weekend.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  17. Wow! These breakfast sandwiches look delicious and so easy to make too! Will definately give this a try to feed to my husband and daughter – and me too of course! :)

  18. Okay…. these look amazing and one recipe that I must try. I love breakfast food and I have never heard of this one thanks so much for sharing.

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