Hi, I’m Kechi!
I’m a Public Health Promotion Expert with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. My greatest passion is helping you navigate your healthy lifestyle as a busy career woman.
Ready to start a healthy lifestyle? Or do you want to lose weight?
After receiving my Master’s degree, I thought working in my local health department would be my calling.
But really, serving you directly in this online space gives me immense joy and a sense of achievement.
Developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be daunting. And I know from personal experience that maintaining a healthy weight is even the hardest. After being diagnosed with fatty liver in 2018, I started incorporating juicing into my lifestyle routines. It changed my life. I became obsessed because it helped to change my health story and diagnosis.
One of my biggest flexes is helping more than two dozen women change their health stories through juicing. The truth of the matter is the food we eat can either heal us or hurt us. And in this space, we strongly believe the former.
Aside from my personal health experiences, another main thing that helped me to stay committed to assisting career women to change their health stories was my long-term desire to be a health educator!
Wanna See My Journey?
Here we go:
I Completed 6 Months of Mandatory Public Health Practicum (Internship) at a Community Health Center. This provided an excellent opportunity to work in a local health department. I participated in a vaccination drive, amongst other things. But health education was my fav!
Graduated with a Master’s in Public Health Degree. Receiving my MPH in Health Promotion was a dream come true. I was ready to get a job in the same community health department where I interned. Unfortunately, my husband’s military career triggered a permanent change of station. And we moved.
I published my first-ever blog post and crickets. I averaged 40 (forty) monthly website visits. Then, I never published again until several months later.
My husband deployed. Being alone with the kids in a different state, I decided to start “something” online.
I started juicing and intermediate fasting (IT) to deal with health issues and to lose weight. I wanted to lose about 10-15 pounds, and juicing combined with IT quickly took care of it.
I created a Facebook community sharing free healthy lifestyle tips and healthier/nutritious recipes. The group grew to 7000 within the first three months!
I created the 5-day detox challenge for people who wanted to start a healthy lifestyle in the new year. This turned out to be so successful for the participants. Also, I landed my first health coaching clients! After the detox challenge, two people signed up for my ($900) 6-week 1-on-1 program.
I transitioned from my Facebook Group to my website to serve more people. My vision was to help more career-focused women change their health stories. nkechiajaeroh.com develops nutritious/healthier recipes and produces informational materials to help busy career women envision and become better and healthier.
I started the “Cook Healthy with Kechi” membership community. I provided weekly cooking classes, health coaching, and support for 25 career women. This group support was significant because of the coronavirus epidemic!
I started a YouTube Channel focusing on healthy recipes, health education, and healthy lifestyle tips.
I focused on growing my YouTube Channel by creating more video content and videos of most of the recipes I share on this website.
I created The Juice Approach, A 28-day Juicing, Intermediate Fasting, And Clean Eating For Weight Loss! The Juice Approach is a 3-way approach that I use in my one-on-one coaching program to help my clients lose weight the right way and keep it off. This technique addresses weight loss and maintenance.
I addressed dinner issues by creating Make Time for Dinner – An e-CookBook with over 30 Healthy Dinner Recipe Ideas to help you never run out of healthy recipe ideas for dinner! As a busy military spouse and mom of very active children, I have struggled with figuring out what’s for dinner every single evening.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Check out my books
In 2016, I started keeping a journal to support my emotional health and quickly realized that some of the things I was journaling about could also support others. So, that same year, I published my first inspirational book, Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception.
And in 2017, I published another one, Gratefully Growing: Gaining Ground with Gratitude. These inspirational books will keep you mentally uplifted while also helping you stay motivated on the things that matter to you.
Check them out here:
I wear (many) other hats…
Learn a little more about me.
I love food and enjoy experimenting with different recipes. You will find most of the recipes that passed that experiment on this blog. This website is about living a healthy life, loving healthy foods, supporting and inspiring each other to live our best lives, and being grateful for where we are while striving for more. Whether you want to lose or maintain a healthy weight, I got you. My 5-Day Detox Challenge is the Healthy Lifestyle Kickstarter.
My 10 Favorite Things
a Healthy Lifestyle
Incorporate an Exercise Routine – one of my exercises is walking. My goal is to walk 2 miles 3 days a week! Consider incorporating a physical activity that works for you!
Air Fryer – I use the Instant Vortex Plus 6-Quart. And it is literally my life. I have had this air fryer since 2021 and have used it almost every single day!
Juicer – I highly suggest a Slow Masticating Cold Press Juicer. I currently have this AMChef Brand. There are many brands out there; make your choice.
Epica Glass Bottles – I swear by Epica Clear 18oz Glass Bottles. These are super necessary for your homemade juices. If you are going to be juicing, then these are mandatory. They are no-leak and ensure that your juices are fresh until consumption.
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – One of the important healthy habits that I recommend is starting the day with an ACV drink or ending the day with it.
Upright Freezer – You may argue that you do have a refrigerator. Here’s the deal: if you are dedicating your time to meal plan and meal prep, you need an upright freezer to store them all. I always advise/recommend packing prepared dishes into individual containers for easy reheating/consumption.
Intermediate Fasting (IF). In my experience, intermittent fasting has been excellent. However, I know that it works differently for different people. Talk to your health provider and see if it works for you.
Get an In-home Exercise Machine. Stationary bikes or Foldable Rower are some simple exercise machines that are fantastic. Alternatively, you could sign up for a gym membership.
Food Processor – You need a food processor for meal prepping. I have used mine since I got almost every time that I cook.
Freezer, Microwave safe, and Dishwasher safe Meal Prep Containers. This helps your food to last longer.
(Bonus) High-Speed Blender! You should invest in a great blender that will last for a long time. Ninja blenders are great. However, you can start with any other great blender you can afford.
Ready to start a healthy lifestyle?
Get to know me better
Do You Cook Every Day?
No, I don’t cook daily because I like meal planning at the beginning of the week. Most of the foods I meal prep at the start of the week include breakfast; the kids love breakfast sandwiches and burritos. Protein such as chicken, salmon, or beans. I also like making soup in a batch such as okra, chicken noddle soup, etc.
How Did You Learn How to Cook?
As a child in Nigeria, I loved helping my mom cook and was inspired by Iyabo Lawani’s Maggi cooking show. I even kept a recipe book from the show to try new dishes. This passion for cooking, nurtured from a young age, gives me the confidence and joy in preparing a variety of meals whenever I wish.
What Kind of Recipes Do You Make?
I specialize in diverse, healthy recipes, particularly Nigerian and various ethnic cuisines. Currently, I’m exploring air fryer recipes, ideal for busy families like ours. As someone who juggles a 9-5 job and family responsibilities, I understand the need for quick, nutritious meals. Sis, bro, I got you with my recipes.
What is Your Regular Lunch?
Salad; This is so easy to answer. I eat salad as my lunch at least 4 – 5 times a week. I genuinely enjoy salads, cobb salad, spring mix salad, kale salad, berry spinach salad, blue cheese salad, and so on! I simply enjoy salads!
Do You Eat All the Food Post on This Blog?
Yes, my family and I eat every recipe that I post here. Everything you see here is cooked, tested, and photographed by me. My family loves and enjoys my cooking. Some of their favorites include rice, salmon, chicken, etc. Almost every recipe you see here is a family favorite!
What’s One Thing You Do Every Day to Improve Your Health?
I drink apple cider vinegar–water mixture. Every morning I warm up 2 cups of water and add 2 tablespoons of Bragg apple cider vinegar. I drink this every morning to improve my gut health.
What type of Air Fryer do you use?
Currently, I use Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer, and I love it. You can air fry, broil, bake, dehydrate, roast, etc.
What One Food Do You Eat Every Single Week?
Can I use your pictures/recipes on my blog/site?
Sure, as long as a link back is provided and/or proper crediting is given. I DO NOT allow complete publication of my recipes unless permission is specifically sought so be sure to email me at [email protected]
Where to Start?
Oh, I started a YouTube Channel!
I started a YouTube channel to share the video recipes of the post I made here. I am still new to making YouTube videos, but they show you the step-by-step process of creating most recipes you see here as well as healthy lifestyle tips.
I hope you can check them out, and when you do, PLEASE SUBSCRIBE.
Search hundreds of nutritious, easy-to-make recipes and enjoy restaurant-worthy meals at home.
“Kechi gives 100% no matter what she does.”
First, let me say that I would encourage everyone to join this wonderful community. It is full of caring, supportive people, which is no surprise considering who the founder is. Kechi gives 100% no matter what she does, and this community is no different.
What I love is that she has found a way to present cooking in a way that is not intimidating and achievable for everyone, including busy professionals. Through her recipes and cooking demonstrations, she shows that there is always time for a healthy, delicious meal.
From her inspirational books (I have purchased all of them) to her affordable coaching and consulting, you will be delightfully satisfied with her services.