Healthy Monte Cristo Sandwich

If you love french toast, you have to try this sweet but savory sandwich. It’s perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner, and the hot, egg-dipped bread adds that extra something to the plain ham and cheese combo.

Even though original monte cristo sandwiches are delicious, I “healthified” the recipe by using whole-wheat bread, adding some broccoli slaw and using reduced-sugar grape jelly. I also polished off the meal with some frozen strawberries and baby carrots.

This concoction is from a while back, but sandwiches never go out of style . . . unlike chokers, scrunchies, overalls and bandana headbands.

Can you tell what decade I grew up in?

Healthy Monte Cristo Sandwich


  • Two slices thick and hearty whole-wheat bread
  • One ounce deli ham (any flavor will work; my favorites are tavern, smoked and honey)
  • One ounce deli turkey (oven-roasted works well)
  • One slice 2% milk Swiss cheese
  • One handful of broccoli slaw
  • One teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sugar jelly (strawberry or grape)
  • One egg or 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Dash of cinnamon for the egg mixture (optional)


  1. Spread jelly and mustard on bread. Top with the meat, cheese and broccoli slaw.
  2. Whisk egg or egg whites with milk in a shallow bowl until frothy. You can whisk in the cinnamon at this point if you wish.
  3. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and turn stove on to medium heat.
  4. Carefully dip both sides of the sandwich into the egg mixture.
  5. Cook the sandwich until both sides are golden brown.
  6. Eat!


  1. Have you ever eaten a monte cristo sandwich?
  2. What is your favorite flavor of french toast?

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“Pretty Sweet” Egg and Cheese Sandwich

The Sophisticated Grilled Cheese Sandwich


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