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Lactose Intolerant Friendly Super Bowl Snacks

Let me get one thing straight: I don't care about football. I do, however, care about spending time with friends, being social and eating delicious food, which brings me to the topic of the Super Bowl.
My friends like it, so I celebrate it, but most of the time I'm sitting on the couch waiting for the halftime show, hoping for nip-slips. Meanwhile I'm munching on chips and salsa wishing I was munching on the 17-layer dips, various cheeses, queso, spinach dips, pizza bites and everything else that makes my stomach explode. Being lactose intolerant blows, guys. BUT when I'm in charge of snacks, it sucks a little less. Do you see those potatoes up there? Yea, I ate one all up a few hours ago and my stomach is barely even mad at me.

Here's how to prepare Super Bowl snacks for us lactose intolerant folks and decorations for everyone because duh.
Lactose-Free Loaded Baked Potatoes 

Small white potatoes
Olive oil
Sea salt
Extra sharp cheddar cheese
Full fat plain Greek yogurt
Bacon bits

Preheat oven to 450 degrees, slice your potatoes up into accordions being careful not to slice all the way through, cover in olive oil and salt and bake until tender - 30-50 minutes. Slice extra sharp cheddar cheese (which has much lower amounts of lactose) into thin pieces and wedge in between each potato slice. Let the cheese get all melty and the potato cool off for a bit before topping with Greek yogurt (which also has very low amounts of lactose and tastes a lot like sour cream), scallions and bacon - lots of bacon. Voila!
Lactose-Free Ritz Cracker Footballs 

Ritz crackers
Extra sharp cheddar cheese
Greek yogurt
Ziploc bag

Cut slices of cheese into football shapes and layer pepperoni and football cheese slices on Ritz crackers. Add Greek yogurt to a Ziploc bag and cut one of the tips of the bag to act like an icing bag to draw laces on each cheese football.
Football Field Napkins

Green napkins
White Scotch tape

Cut Scotch tape in half length-wise to create three lines across the napkins. Then cut the tape into fourths to create the smaller field markers in between the lines - I used three because a) see comment above about not caring about football and b) I thought it looked cuter than trying to fit any extras in there. Create a few napkins with field goal-shaped Scotch tape too, or just make 'em all field goals since it's less labor intensive. I imagine these guys wouldn't be the best for actual napkin duties, however, so I just threw them on the table for decoration. 
Add some guacamole, salsa, extra bacon and tortilla chips to the table, and you've got yourself a food sensitivity-ready Super Bowl spread. Go team! Score points!

What do you snack on during the Super Bowl? Do you care who wins?


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