I guess what I didn’t articulate very well was the fact that a lot of people don’t have the knowledge about how to prepare these special foods. Pretty sure Oprah has people cooking for her so it isn’t an issue for her.
Where I live, we have a choice of 3 places to buy groceries: Walmart, Safeway, and a local place called Sonny’s. Walmart is cheap but their produce is crap. Safeway has better produce but it is expensive. Sonny’s is small and doesn’t have much of a selection.
The only place I could actually walk to (if I didn’t have a car) would be Safeway.
I should have also pointed out that I don’t feel a vegan diet is good for kids. That’s just my opinion though. Yes, you can get enough protein without meat but that is something that takes skills in knowing what foods have proteins and how much you are getting.
Most people just don’t have the luxury of being able to buy the foods that would give you a balanced diet in order to eat vegan.
If I had someone else buying groceries and cooking for me, I’d let them make me whatever they wanted. As it is, I do the best with what I have to make sure my kids get the nutrition they need with the budget I have.