On my last big flare I could eat everything in sight. Did and gained 60 POUNDS!
My only advice is lots of water and lots of exercise. The Pred will rob you of muscle as well as increase your appitite.
I like the fruit pop idea. As for 'salty' foods I like to get "popcorn' flavored rice cakes. They are easy to digest and only about 35 calories. So you can have 2 for a snack and only have 70 calories. Exercise is important - I suggest long walks. It takes up time where you cant be eating, burns calories and also helps you relax. (Being on pred always makes me very 'moody.' When I am on the pred I really try 'mind over matter' concerning the food/hunger. I take small bites, eat slowly and try to enjoy what I am eating so I feel somewhat satisfied. (Eating slow will also help with digestion.)
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But I felt GREAT!! So even though I hated those 20 pounds, I wish I could feel like that every day. I felt like I did pre-Crohn's.