Healthy Monte Cristo Breakfast Cup Recipe inspired by Lucky Supermarket!

By Jennifer-admin
In Breakfast
January 22, 2013

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


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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92 Responses to “Healthy Monte Cristo Breakfast Cup Recipe inspired by Lucky Supermarket!”

  1. That looks really yummy! I’m glad you used Eggbeaters because that’s what I always use.

  2. This looks amazing! I’ll have to try this. Thanks for the recipe and how to pics =D

  3. Jaime Nicole says:

    I love Monte Cristo sandwiches and I LOVE that these are healthy! Pinning!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Wow! Those look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I might just have to try them!

  5. Tara Funair says:

    Hubby would like that ! I never thought of a Monte Cristo for breakfast. Sounds like something my family would like !

  6. This looks so delicious, I can’t believe its healthy!

  7. Janet W. says:

    That looks really good! My grandson would love to hold these and eat them.

  8. amy v says:

    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.

  9. Sandra says:

    Those look like a yummy change from our normal breakfast cereal! I’m going to add these to the menue

  10. Tammy S says:

    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!

  11. Vickie COuturier says:

    that looks really good,ive never used eggbeaters before so this is new to me but looks good enought to try

  12. Stephanie from CT says:

    This looks like a good recipe that people could eat on the run

  13. Lisa Brown says:

    Those are addictive looking.

  14. Margaret P. says:

    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!

  15. Rachel says:

    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 :)

  16. These look so delicious I’ve never tried Egg Beaters.

  17. Amy Z. says:

    These look so delicious! I’d love to use them with tomato and cheese for a midday snack.

  18. Elena says:

    Looks delicious!

  19. crissi mcveay says:

    o wow, yummy! we are akways looking for healthy meal ideas. Bookmarking :)

  20. Donna W. says:

    These look wonderful. I will definitely try them.

  21. Audrey says:

    that sounds yummy! you could even put a scramble egg (using egg beaters) on top!

  22. Rich Hicks says:

    I want to try this. They look great and very healthy!

  23. Paula V says:

    What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Barbara Montag says:

    I’ve been looking for a lighter breakfast – this is it!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  25. sheri grennille says:


  26. Robin O says:

    VERY impressive! I never would have thought of this combination. Looks great! Thanks for the step-by-step photos too!

  27. julie cutshaw says:

    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 :)

    • 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!

  28. Helga says:

    Wow, a healthy version of a favorite Elvis dish!

  29. Sarah L says:

    I want some with Black forest ham and swiss. Yum. Thanks.

  30. Sandy VanHoey says:

    They look delicious and to be only 50 calories for 1/2 is awesome. I need to try this

  31. Janet W. says:

    What a fun and delicious recipe!

  32. amy v says:

    wow-super yummy!! they look pretty easy too.always a plus!

  33. Robin O says:

    Healthy AND convenient–right up my alley! I need ways to spice up breakfast, so I will try this out. Thanks!!

  34. Paula V says:

    Very yummy idea. I’ve pinned this for future reference.

  35. Julie Wood says:

    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!

  36. Betsy Barnes says:

    I love this recipe! It’s easy and healthy :)

  37. Lizbeth Vassallo says:

    I actually tried this out this morning except with real eggs and it was delicious!Thanks for the recipe!

  38. 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!

  39. kelly nicholson says:

    absolutly good info thanks

  40. Lisa Brown says:

    Boy, they look yummy! I like the dollop of preserves on top. It would be hard to not eat a bunch of them :)

  41. Marti Parks says:

    I love the fact that they are healthy, but they look delicious too.

  42. Carol L says:

    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

  43. Vickie Couturier says:

    I tried this an the grandkids loved it,so much fun

  44. Jennifer says:

    Very creative!! Great combination of flavors!

  45. Amber says:

    Wow, these look really yummy!

  46. Tammy S says:

    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!

  47. LaSonia Lesley says:

    It looks good but unfortunately I don’t eat eggs or ham… My family would love it tho.

  48. Amy Green says:

    I will make these but use a different cheese instead of swiss.

  49. Bella T. says:

    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. :)

  50. The breakfast cups look really good

  51. Deborah says:

    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

  52. Terri says:

    I WILL BE MAKING THESE!!!! They sound so good! Thank you for sharing!

  53. Jessica White says:

    These look yummy, I’m gonna make them with the kids this weekend!

  54. Marysa says:

    Creative way to serve breakfast! Looks good!

  55. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

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

  56. Alison says:

    Wow that looks super good!

  57. Cindy Merrill says:

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

  58. You did a great job! They look delicious and I am one of those people that never likes anything healthy. I would definitely eat this :)

  59. Sarah L says:

    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.

  60. Joe M. says:

    those look really good to eat. i should try and make them.

  61. Rosanne says:

    I’ve never tried Egg Beaters but seeing how easy this recipe is and how good they look I think I will

  62. Tina says:

    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!!!

  63. Jill Myrick says:

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


  64. Sylvia Zajis says:

    This is a good idea. Very creative.

  65. Christina Strapp says:

    These look good. I like how you could probably put different stuff in them.

  66. Michael Lambert says:

    They look really good, thank you for sharing.

  67. Chelsea r says:

    It looks so much better than a bowl of cereal, thanks for the pictures.

  68. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    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! :)

  69. Rich Hicks says:

    would like to try these. Look like they might take a little while to make.

  70. Bobby Tarumi says:

    Not sure how I feel about the strawberry jam. Then again, I’m a guy lol.

  71. Gianna says:

    They look delicious!

  72. Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Monte Cristo is my absolute fave! Thanks for posting this!

  73. Sheri says:

    That looks really good!

  74. heather says:

    I love breakfast food so much and I have got to try this one.

  75. heather says:

    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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