Shirley Plant

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Shirley Plant has learned through personal experience how hard it is to change your life for the better. Diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and multiple food and environmental allergies 25 years ago, Shirley knows all about challenges—including
how to plan creative, nutritious, and affordable menus that avoid common foods such as wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, gluten and sugar.

Thanks to an extensive educational background and a passion for helping people find food alternatives that fit their unique requirements, Shirley has earned a reputation for excellence in dietary design.

Shirley is the food editor for General Store Publishing House and the author of Finally… Food I Can Eat—an inspirational dietary guide and cookbook for people affected by food allergies and intolerances. She is recognized as a menu-planning expert through her company Delicious Alternatives and has also written articles for Eco- Sense, the Celiac News, Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Life blog, MindBodyGreen and Elephant Journal. Shirley has given seminars on food allergies, cooking and menu planning at Health Clinics and Natural Health Food Stores as well as online.

As a nutritionist and dietary designer, Shirley offers her clients and their families a rare understanding and unique expertise that few people can match. Her pleasant and caring manner, her own experience as a food-allergy sufferer and her creative design flair, makes Shirley, Delicious Alternatives and her cookbook Finally… Food I Can Eat, offer hope for clients struggling to find the light at the end of a dark dietary tunnel. For more information please visit www.deliciousalternatives.com