you have a set amount of food to eat during the day, and you’ve got to space it out in the way most convenient to you, without worrying about the little things.
And for what it's worth I'd go with Joey's suggestions above.
How you split your food and when you take it comes a distant second to hitting your daily total. Because you’re human and you have a digestive system, there’ll nearly always be an overlap between what you ate hours ago and what you’re about to eat now. The good news is that our bodies take care of the sophisticated nutrient timing all by themselves.