Pop to it, naturally
Popcorn’s high-fiber, low-calorie content makes it more guilt-free than other snack foods. The Microwave Popper by Catamount ($24.95) allows you to buy your own kernels (less expensive, less greasy, and no artificial ingredients) and make fresh popcorn reminiscent of the era when corn was popped in a pot on the stove. Enjoy it plain or use the silicone top to melt butter onto the corn as it pops. With the savings, you can buy a couple of movie tickets. Sur La Table, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 199 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, 617-244-0213, and South Shore Plaza, 250 Granite St., Braintree, 781-303-4127 or www.surlatable.com.