How to Make a Food Journal

Whether you’re making a food journal for yourself, as a gift or you want to sell money journals, this video gives you the tips and suggestions you need. Plus, using tools like Canva makes it super easy to create a journal for personal or commercial use…and fast. You can even use our templates to make it even easier.

What is a Food Journal and Why Would You Want to Keep One?

A food journal is often  a record of daily dietary intake, including what they eat and drink, portion sizes, and nutritional details. People do this to monitor their eating habits, track their nutritional choices, and achieve various health and wellness goals, such as weight management, improved nutrition, or identifying food sensitivities.

Of course, you could also create food journals to explore cooking and recipes, recording recipe adaptations and more. Exploring food traditions, fine dining or around family eating.

Some pages that might be included in a food journal:
  •     Daily Food Intake Log
  •     Nutritional Analysis Page
  •     Weekly Meal Planning
  •     Water Consumption Tracker
  •     Special Occasion Indulgence Log
  •     Menu Planning
  •     Event Planning
  •     Recipe Cards

You could also include prompts centering around:

  • Love Of Food & Cooking Prompts
  • Recipe Successes & Challenges Prompts
  • Family Meals Prompts
  • Nutrition, Portion Control & Food Allergies Prompts
  • Food Cravings, Moods & Emotional Eating Prompts

And sky’s the limit of course....whatever your heart and tummy desires.

If you want to learn more about making journal prompts, read or watch our journal prompt creation tutorial. Then, let's move onto making your journal.

How to Create a Food Journal Using Canva

Food Journal Customization Ideas

The video at the top of this page shows you how to edit your food journal cover, by customizing fonts, understanding layers, adding text and images.

It also demonstrates creating a "Party Plan" page for your journal and includes other journal customization tips.

Food Journal Templates

To make it easier to get started, creating our own money journal for commercial or personal use, we have the templates to get you started.

Let us help make fast work of creating and publishing your food journal to help you and/or your customers manage their financial future.

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