When it comes to muscle-building nutrition, it’s hard to beat grilled chicken or beef, brown rice, and assorted vegetables. Add a heaping helping of oatmeal and eggs for breakfast, and you’ve got the basic meal plan of many pre-contest bodybuilders. The motive is simple—these fundamental provisions are proven nutritional forces that can help keep you pumped up and lean. But hell if it isn’t boring. Even if your diet plan offers a little more diversity, you could probably still use a few options for variety’s sake. With that in mind, here are 17 sneaky, palate-pleasing ways to improve the protein content or boost the health, fat-fighting, or workout-recovery benefits of your typical meals, by either adding an ingredient or making an all-out food swap.