Pasta is back on the table these days, because low-carb diets are no longer popular and noodles are cheap. Portion control with spaghetti, though, has never really been our strong suit here in the States. We're apt to pile the noodles onto our plates and eat up.
That's where this colander comes in handy; not only will it strain your pasta, but you can also measure out portions of long noodles like spaghetti and linguine in the holes on the sides of the strainer. I love a multitasking kitchen tool. You can pick one up at leslies-kitchen.com for $7. Even with portion control, I'd stick with whole wheat pasta, since it offers fiber and so many other nutritional benefits.