I always try to eat something at lunch, as I go out quite often for lunch and have something substantial, when not I just have something like a hard boiled egg and an apple. (my belief is we need to eat some protein at every meal).
I have always preferred to have a decent lunch and a light dinner.I think it has to do with the body's natural metabolism.I can often skip dinner altogether,but I do like to have something decent in the middle of the day. I've had so much time in hospital,where the main meal of the day is always at Lunchtime. The thinking was always that it is not good to go to bed at night on a full stomach or so I was always told when having these unwanted holidays! I have to admit that it works for me!
I can remember a time when I ate lunch pretty much every day, without fail. I would have salad with cheese, nuts and tuna or I'd pop down to a local café and have something indulgent - generally involving hot chips! Now I have two children, Little Miss almost 3 and Little Dude 14months. I make an effort to ensure that we all sit down to lunch together, but this often doesn't happen. What will happen is often more like this: Little Miss will have an ice block or some crackers during the morning, Little Dude will have several breastfeeds and then nap over the lunch period, I'll have several cups of coffee, Little Miss will snack on something, Little Dude will get up and snack on something, I will snack on little bits of whatever the kids are having. On the days when I make an effort we all sit at the table, before nap time and enjoy something together - maybe a plate of ham, cheese, fruit and crackers, or soup and toast, of a few slices of cheesy toast or a big plate of pasta with "bits and pieces" - ham, tinned beans, tinned corn, tomatoes, capsicum and whatever else we happen to have sitting around that needs eating. Which reminds me: I should pop in and put together some lunch for us now...while the kids are happily playing and won't be underfoot...Maybe some leftover corned beef would be nice!
MMm like to say yest to this because that is the healthy thing to do. Unfortunately if my workload is too high I have been known to skip lunch. I do try to offset this by eating an incredibly healthy dinner!
I always eat lunch, as I'm NEVER busy! My other 1/2 is at homes well, being retired, but he never eats lunch as he always has a very late breakfast, except if we've been out, he may eat a toasted sandwich with a cup of tea after we arrive home from somewhere, then later we'll have afternoon tea, while I'm making the dinner.